I was chatting with my good friend Jay yesterday.
He’s a big Eckhart Tolle fan, who as I’m sure you know is a well known spiritual teacher.
So there was Jay and I yapping about life, the universe and writing Qigong Inner Circle Letters and Jay mentioned he’d heard an interview where Eckhart had been asked about how he wrote his books.
Now don’t quote me on this, but here’s what I remember Jay saying…
Eckart’s work process:
- Create the space in your schedule for the work to be done in.
- Show up and be attentive solely to that work.
- Express the thoughts you hear, or wait for better ones to come if those thoughts are not worth expressing.
As you can imagine, what with me viewing the entire universe through a Qigong filter, I immediately saw how this could benefit your Qigong.
Especially if you’re struggling to establish or maintain daily practice.
I know you’re capable of extracting the good stuff from what I’ve shared so far, but let me save you some precious time and do it for you.
Here are the 4 steps to successful daily Qigong practice:
- Schedule the time – Look at your day. When can you slot in one or two 15 minute Qigong sessions?. Actually write the time down somewhere.
- Show up – Easier said than done. This is probably the hardest step to complete. It requires you to exercise discipline and give your practice the priority it deserves. Yes, sometimes the world is going to have to wait for you whilst you do your practice.
- Remove all distractions – Take the phone off the hook. Tell anyone in the house not to disturb you. Feed the dog, chuck the cat out, do all that you can to make sure you’re not going to be interrupted. If the phone rings and it’s important, trust me, they’ll leave a message or call back.
- Do the work – You’ve done the hard part, you’ve shown up when you said you would. Now simply do your practice to the best of your ability.
And that’s all there is to it Grass Hopper.
In my 10 years of teaching Qigong, I know most practitioners struggle with step 2.
Simply showing up wins you half the battle.
And the other half?
Well, that’s knowing:
- What to do.
- How to do it.
- And doing it.
If you want help with the first two I strongly recommend you join my 22 week Qigong Secrets Home Study Course (http://enjoyqigong.com).
But the 3rd, well Grass Hopper, that’s all on you. Nobody can do the work for you. I can lead you to the door that opens onto a happier, healthier and longer life. I can unlock it for you. I can even open it for you.
But only you can step through it and claim the happiness, health, vitality and longevity that is your birth right.
That my dear Qigong Daily reader is up to you.
I know you can do it.
Have a great weekend and enjoy your practice.