It’s just started to rain gently and I can hear the pigeons ‘cooing’ in the trees outside.

It’s 6am.

I’m up a little earlier than usual today cos I need to complete the finishing touches to my Qigong Inner Circle letter so I can get it to Jamie at the Exeter Road Post Office later this morning.

I can hear Ollie gently snoring as his bedroom is next door to my office.

I’m so very proud of him. I’d like to say he’s a chip off the old block, but he’s much braver than I am. Let me explain…

As part of his transition from ‘little’ school to ‘big’ school he’s doing 3 days at Big School. We’d already agreed that he was going to walk to Big School on his own. It’s what he wanted after all. So there I was yesterday morning, stood on the doorstep saying goodbye.

It was a tough moment.

A big deal, you know what I mean?

I gave him a hug, told him I loved him. I gave him an extra hug and as I let go I could see he was crying.

So I said: “Are you sure you don’t want me to walk to Big School with you?”

“Nah, I’m okay Dad” he said wiping the tears from his face.

And off he went.


I gave him a couple of minutes head start and then tailed him at a discrete distance. Hey, I’m his father and I look out for my boy wether he wants me to or not.

As I kept my distance and kept out of sight, I saw lots of other parents walking with their children towards Big School and I felt my heart swell with pride. There was my boy, taking this step on his own. Guess all those hospital visits and emergency trips to casualty have toughened him up.

I suppose after dealing with that kind of stuff, going for a 3 day try out at Big School is a walk in the park!

Now, as a parent I regularly get to feel like I’m screwing it up.

With hindsight I often feel like I could have done things better, handled situations better and so on. But watching Ollie arrive at Big School and walk through the entrance doors I knew I’d got something right.

So that’s Ollie.

He’s moving on and moving up.

Leaving behind his foundational years and building towards his future.

Bit like PERFECT really. Hey this is a Qigong Daily post after all =)

You see PERFECT is a tool, it helps you to:

  • Easily remember the correct sequence of steps in your Qigong practice
  • Incorporate the 3 Core Skills of Qigong
  • Practice authentic Qigong
  • Gain the benefits of Qigong quicker and easier than I did

But you won’t need it for ever.

3, 6, 9 months… at some point you’ll leave it behind as you flow effortlessly through your 15 minute Qigong practice and enjoy a happier, healthier and longer life in spite of the challenging world situation unfolding around you.

PERFECT is not a life raft that you cling onto for the rest of your days.

It’s a simple, direct and effective vehicle to make practicing authentic Qigong as easy as possible.

And when you can do that, you can park it up and really begin your Qigong adventure.

If PERFECT isn’t already a part of your Qigong practice, you’ll find full details here:

Bye for now


P.S. Alternatively you can learn PERFECT Qigong directly from me in Portugal or USA