Just got back from Louis walk.
I don’t know what the weathers like were you are.
You see last time I checked the Qigong Daily was read in 26 different countries.
But here in the UK…
Autumn’s in the air.
Leaves are starting to drop.
There’s an icy bite in the breeze.
There’s change coming.
So how’s your September going Grasshopper?
Cus for me, September always seems to bring with it great change.
- Ollie’s going to big school.
- Clare’s started a new job.
- Having to change all of my morning routines because of the first two items on this list.
- The field opposite my office has been bought by a housing development and they’re gonna rip it up and stick 60+ houses on it.
I dare say you’ve got plenty of your own examples.
As inevitable as change is, it can still be uncomfortable.
How would you like to have access to two of the major tools I use to keep me dancing with change instead of feeling like I’m drowning as I swimming against the tide?
Sound like a winner?
Ok, what I’m talking about here is:
1. Qigong – Is my rock.
When the world around you is full of change, especially changes that are completely out of your control. You always have your Qigong.
Because you don’t need any special equipment, because you can practice nearly anywhere you can find the space to move your arms – Qigong is always with you.
You can’t accidentally leave it at home.
As one of my wonderful Qigong Inner Circle members put it in a recent conversation:
“If I have my Qigong and a few trusty old forms, I know I’ll be alright.”
I couldn’t have put it better.
Practicing Qigong is a treat you give to yourself.
Once or twice a day, it’s an opportunity for you to turn off your over-stimulated ‘Fight or Flight’ mode and switch on your under utilised “Rest, Repair and Build” mode.
Done daily, this is powerful medicine.
If you don’t already practice Qigong and you’d like to, check this out, it’s the quickest way I know to get started with authentic Qigong:
2. The Serenity Prayer.
Read this very carefully (and don’t be like I used to be and get hung up on the word God. Simply change it for any word that works better for you: Spirit, Tao, Dude etc…):
God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
Courage to change the things I can.
And wisdom to know the difference.
Good, now read it again and say it out-loud if possible.
This is huge.
There’s a kings ransom of gold and precious jewels in that prayer.
Write it out, read it regularly and every time you say it ponder its words carefully.
Really chew on them. Consider:
- What are the things you cannot change?
- What are the things you can change?
And so on.
Humm? I’ve got you thinking now, haven’t I?
Assuming all this makes sense, you now have two tools you can use to maintain a solid foundation in your life.
So when all the world around you seems to be on shifting sands you’ll be able to stand firm and yell:
Think of it.
And if you need help mastering the Qigong part of this toolkit head on over to:
Bye for now
Marcus “bring it on” Santer =)