I was sat in my office yesterday…
Warming my hands around my 11 O’Clock cup of coffee.
Watching the steam rising in swirling wisps from its surface I gave thanks for how contented I felt.
You know, I really do enjoy my daily cup of coffee.
Hell, I’ve been known to go crazy sometimes and have two in one day.
So why am I sharing this with you today?
Because I keep coming across Qigong Players who are so uptight, it’s little wonder they’re not getting the results they want from their practice. It’s like I was saying to one of my fantastic Inner Circle members last week…
Truth is, if you enjoyed doing something before you started to practice Qigong, you can still enjoy doing it now.
Often you’ll enjoy it even more.
Because Qigong makes you better at everything you do Grasshopper!
You know this.
But just in case, here’s a quick Recap:
Qigong is the art of deliberately managing your bodies ‘Vital Energy’.
Doing so benefits you:
Or from the TCM perspective Qigong enhances your three treasures:
- Jing – Physical
- Qi – Energy
- Shen – Mind/Spirit
And if you can think of any activity that doesn’t involve any of the above, then I’d like to know what it is.
Here endeth the lesson.
But what about those ‘bad’ things you like to do?
Well I used to:
- Burn the candle at both ends
And all that good stuff.
But gradually thanks to my practice, I just didn’t want to do those things anymore. They no longer seemed to sit comfortably with who I was becoming.
So I stopped.
The way I see it, Qigong is a powerful tool for your personal evolution. It kinda scrapes away the layers revealing more and more of your true identity. The person you really are in your Heart.
Woo – easy their tiger…
If I’m not careful I might stray into ‘Tree hugging hippy crap’ territory.
Let’s get back into straight talk mode.
I ain’t perfect.
Far from it.
I still like to eat my own body weight in chocolate and I like my daily cup of Joe.
And I really want you to get this.
Remember you practice Qigong to complement and improve your life, not to restrict it.
Keep doing and enjoying what you do until you no longer enjoy it and then – sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly – you don’t do it anymore.
Reminds me of a story I know about a Gazelle who wanted to be a Lion.
But that’ll have to wait for another day.
Let me finish off for now by saying…
One of the zillions of benefits I love about Qigong is how it helps you to feel comfortable in your own skin, to find peace with who you are, to realise there’s nothing wrong with you.
Don’t take my word for it though.
Find out from your own direct experience.
If you’re not already a PERFECT Qigong Player (PQP), here’s a great place for you to start: