The Saturday Quote:
“Man is not the creature of circumstance.
Circumstances are the creatures of men.”
I’m pretty rare in the world of Qigong.
You see, I believe having clear aims and objectives, call them goals if you will, for your Qigong practice is an essential part of getting what you want from your practice.
I mean, let’s cut right to the chase, you practice PERFECT Qigong or whatever type you practice because you want something in return right?
- Better health
- Increased energy
- Overcome an illness
- Feel happier
- Experience inner peace
- Be more comfortable in your own skin
- Improve your creativity
- Promote clear thinking
- Spiritual cultivation
And so on.
If you’re not clear on why you’re practicing… getting the results you want is close to impossible.
I believe this subject is so important I cover it in ALL of my books and online courses.
Your practice should be goal orientated instead of random. You’re there for a particular reason and knowing what YOUR outcome is significantly raises your chances of success.
It’s really that simple.
Once you know how to do it of course.
Here’s the 30,000 ft in the air birds eye view of this:
- See things as they are – Not worse, not better, as they are. This is a time for rigourous honesty.
- See them better than they are – Now you’re clear on where you’re starting from, where do you want to go to?
- Make it so – You know where you’re starting from and you know where you want to go. You now have your vision. Next step is to find out what vehicles you need to help you reach your destination.
Don’t be a creature of circumstance, a person who goes through each day thinking life just happens to them.
Whether you feel it or not, you do have the power to change the landscape of your life.
For the better.
Realise there’s no embarrassment in struggling, the embarrassment is in quitting.
I’ll end on another quote I love:
“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there.
When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction.
If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the Universe.”
Awesome stuff Grasshopper
If you want help setting aims and objectives for your Qigong practice and plotting a compelling vision for your life, I recommend you start with my book:
Shaolin Chi Kung – 18 Exercises to Help You Live a Longer, Healthier and Happier Life.
You’ll find everything you need in Part 2 – The Route of Masters.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Bye for now