The Best-Laid Plans Of Mice And Men

Welcome dear Qigong Daily subscriber to a brand spanking new week.

I trust you had a good weekend?

Do you remember me telling you at the end of Friday’s message that I was finally going to get to see the new James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’?

Well there’s a funny little story about that which links nicely to your Qigong practice.

Let me explain…

My good friend and relationship expert Michael Fulmer lives just outside bath. And on Saturday I drove up to see him and his wife.

At 1pm we left his house and made the 45 minute drive to Bath.

As I’d never been to Bath before they thought t’d be nice to get there a couple of hours early so I could have a look around this historical city famous for it’s hot springs dating back to the Romans.

Long story short, the architecture of Bath is beautiful and so are the shops.

At 3pm we stolled down to the cinema to buy our tickets for the 3:30 pm showing of Skyfall.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 3:30 showing of Skyfall has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

This was the sign that greeted us and a large crowd of cinema go-ers.

After making it to the front of the ticket queue, we were told that the 3:30 showing was cancelled on screen 7, but the 4:40 showing on screen 3 was still on.

After a brief discussion we decided we could hang around for another hour and watch the later show. Looking up from her computer, the assistant informed us that there were only a few seats available on the front row and we wouldn’t be able to sit together.

Well that wasn’t going to work.

And the showing after that wasn’t until 6pm.

Disappointed, Michael and his wife started to walk away from the counter. I turned back and asked the assistant:

“Why is screen 7 closed down?”

“Somebody left a nasty present in it” was the reply I got.

No idea what that means, but it doesn’t sound good does it?

We returned back to the car and began the drive back to Michaels house. His wife suggested that instead of going straight home we stopped off at a lovely little restaurant she knew and have an early tea.

And do you know what?

That’s exactly what we did and we had a lovely time. The food was good, the company was good and the conversation was good.

We had great fun speculating on what the ‘nasty present‘ was that had been left behind in screen 7, forcing the management to close it down for the day.

Michaels suggestion was by far the best, but I can’t write it down here. I’ll leave it to your imagination.

And in true ‘He-Man‘ style, here is the moral of this story and why it applies to your Qigong practice…

It would have been easy to have held onto the disappointment I felt at not getting to do what I wanted to do – (see the new James Bond film). But by letting go I was able to do something else that was just as enjoyable and still have a really good time.

And that’s exactly what you need to do with your Qigong practice.

You practice whichever Qigong exercise you’re using to enhance Energy Flow and then you let go and do nothing.

You forget about your plans for your practice, you let go and you let your Qi do the work for you.

It’s an old hippy cliche for sure, but ‘Going with the flow” , in Qigong and in life, is often the better choice to swimming against the tide.

Before I go, I’ve just got enough space to tell you that Biddles sent me an email this morning confirming that Qigong Daily – 365 Big Ideas To Transform Your Qigong And Your Life will be delivered to me this Wednesday (21st November).

If you’ve already pre-ordered your copy, then your envelope has been written out, your welcome letter has been printed off and your book will be signed and packed, shortly after the delivery is made.

My aim is to get them in the post first thing Thursday morning.

Once they’re with the Royal Mail, I’ll send you an email to confirm.

And if you haven’t got yourself a copy yet, there are still a few available and they’d make an excellent present for yourself or a friend.

They’re available here:

http://qigong365.com/pre-order/

But only whilst stocks last.

Have a lovely day and I’ll catch up with you again same time tomorrow.

Enjoy your practice!

Marcus

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