Place: My inner sanctum sanctorum <-- Also known as 'my office'
Activity: Deep in spiritual contemplation
So there I am, contemplating and it goes something like this:
“Spirit fills all space…”
“If Spirit fills all space, there is no room for anything else…”
“Everything is Spirit…”
“Spirit fills all space, even that which appears through my human senses to be negative…”
“Oh, my old mans a dustman, he wears a dustman’s hat, he wears ‘cor blimey’ trousers and he lives in a council flat…”
Does this ever happen to you?
You’re climbing the spiritual heights, either in your contemplation, meditation or PERFECT Qigong practice and you have a brain fart.
Sure it does.
Happens to everyone.
But do you know what to do when it happens young Grasshopper?
Come closer and I’ll share a little secret with you…
Rujing baby, Rujing.
And I’m not referring to Tiantong Rujing, the Buddhist monk who taught Soto Zen founder Dogen.
By Rujing I mean:
“A mental exercise enabling you to fall into a calm mood
by concentrating the mind on physical activities
and eliminating all mental distractions.”
So when the “Dustbin Man” song distracted this morning contemplation, I simply went back to my breathing:
- When I breathed in gently through my nose, I said the words: “In deep” to myself. And was aware of my stomach slowly moving outwards.
- When I breathed out gently through my mouth, I said the words: “Out slow” to myself. And was aware of my stomach slowly moving inwards.
By concentrating my mind on the physical activities of my breathing I was quickly able to get rid of my “Dustbin Man” distraction and get back to my contemplation:
“Spirit fills all space…”
Rujing also works a treat with your Qigong practice too.
In fact it can be a useful tool whenever your mind gets distracted and goes ‘Off Task’.
Try it next time you feel stressed.
Simply bring the focus of your attention back to your physical body until you’re back ‘On Task’.
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I’ll take you on a short journey over the next 3 days. Each day I’ll share a video with you:
- Day 1 – I’ll give you a clear explanation of why Qigong is such a powerful tool for increasing your resistance to stress.
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And the best bit?
This 3 day journey together won’t cost you cent.
I’ll be waiting for you here:
Bye for now