- I AM GIVEN A BODY SO THAT I MAY BE CARRIED...
- I AM GIVEN LIFE SO THAT I MAY TOIL...
- I AM GIVEN OLD AGE SO THAT I MAY REPOSE...
- I AM GIVEN DEATH SO THAT I MAY REST...
- CHUANG TZU.
We are with you (Wenchuan quake victims)!
Almost everywhere we went in the affected areas of the quake zone or Chinese cities, we saw this slogan.
People often say tragic experience can be a crucible and this devastating magnitude 8 earthquakewas one, for both the people and their government!
Two hours after the massive earthquake struck Sichuan, Premier Wen Jiabao flew from Beijing to Chengdu.
He reached the Sichuan capital around 7pm and rushed to Dujiangyan by 8.30pm.
The ruined city was in inky darkness and the Premier and his team relied solely on a diesel-powered engine for lighting.
Wen has been leading the relief operations since and making numerous trips by various means to reach the people in the affected areas.
When I left for Beijing on Friday, Wen made a second visit the quake zone even though he had earlier covered most of the places to check on the situation.
On May 16th, President Hu Jintao joined Wen and called for a meeting on rescue operations again despite passing the 72-hour rescue window.
Saving lives is still the top priorty of their work, the leaders said.
Many affected areas remain unsafe and when aftershocks struck again and heavy rain poured, the rescue team had to leave but a rescue worker kneeled down and begged: “Please let me save one more life before we go.''
A group of ex-soldiers broke down in tears as they were leaving Dujiangyan where they had been stationed in during the rescue operations, when I met them on Wednesday.
“It (the quake) has killed so many lives,'' cried one of them.
China Mobile technician Liu Jian Qiu was the first to notice the rolling boulders when the aftershock struck.
He was in Ma'erkang county leading a team of over 20 members to repair broken cables restoring communications in Wenchuan.
He could have run for his life but he shouted loudly for his team to run and he used his life to save a colleague by trying to block the blouders and push his colleague away from danger.
“Our team leader (Liu) saved my life,'' Li Wei Xiang recalled.
Before Liu gasped his last breath, his last words were: “I want to go home.”
Touching stories of how teachers sacrified their lives to save their students overflow the media.
As teachers drew their last breath, they gave their students the last lesson and showed them the most beautiful language in the world - love.
I see everyone, leaders or ordinary people, jian shou gang wei (remain dutiful in their respective roles.)
I see strength in the people.
I see unselfish love.
I see hope.
The list goes on.
It's simply very humbling and very tragic. As tragic as the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake can be, I learnt that tragedy can be a means of grace.
It can be a wake up call in a very serious and profound way.
A lesson to everyone.
And it can also be a force for bringing people together!
It reminds us to appreciate the chance that we too often take for granted - the chance to live another day.
Tragedy can be a blessing if we let it. “Don't cry,'' said a friend who is still in Wenchuan.
And let's remember the silver lining of the tragedy instead.
"Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes, I heard you. It's been so long since I thought of him. I'm sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago," Jack said.
"Well, he didn't forget you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were doing. He'd reminisce about the many days you spent over 'his side of the fence' as he put it," Mom told him.
"I loved that old house he lived in," Jack said.
"You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man's influence in your life," she said
"He's the one who taught me carpentry," he said.. "I wouldn't be in this business if it weren't for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important...Mom, I'll be there for the funeral," Jack said..
As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser's funeral was small and uneventful. He had no chil dren of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away.
The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time.
Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture....Jack stopped suddenly.
"What's wrong, Jack?" his Mom asked.
"The box is gone," he said
"What box?" Mom asked. !
"There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside.. All he'd ever tell me was 'the thing I value most ,'" Jack said.
It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.
"Now I'll never know what was so valuable to him," Jack said. "I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom." !
It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died. Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. "Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days," the note read.
Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention. "Mr..... Harold Belser" it read. Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There insid! e was the gold box and an envelope. Jack's hands shook as he read the note inside.
"Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett.. It's the thing I valued most in my life." A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch.
Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unl! atched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved:
"Jack, Thanks for your time! -Harold Belser."
"The thing he valued most was...my time" ! ;
Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days. "Why?" Janet, his assistant asked.
"I need some time to spend with my son," he said.
"Oh, by the way, Janet, thanks for your time!"
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away,"
Think about this. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true...
1. At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
2. At least 15 people in! this wo rld love you in some way. !
3! .. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
4. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
5. You mean the world to someone.
6. If not for you, someone may not be living.
7. You are special and unique.
8. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you prob ably won't get It, but if you trust God to do what's best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.
9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.
10. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.
11. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you.!
12. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.
13 . Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll both be happy..
14. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
To everyone I send this to "Thanks for your time"
1. The qi of human
1.1. Congenital qi
Congenital qi is derived from the essence of ovum and spermatozoon. Reaction of the two congenital qi’s and its subsequent gathering and condensation results in the formation of the zygote and eventually the foetus.
1.2. Xian tian qi (before heaven qi)
The foetus takes nourishment from the mother through the umbilical cord. The essence (jing) from the mother to the foetus through the umbilical cord transforms into qi which reacts with the congenital qi of the foetus to form “xian tian qi” or foetus qi.
1.3. Yuan qi
After birth, the xian tian qi is stored in the kidneys as “yuan jing” or original essence. Throughout the life of the human, yuan jing is progressively converted into qi (more specifically, "yuan qi" or original qi) and released into the lower “dan tian” (located slightly below the navel).
1.4. Chen qi or Hou tian qi (after heaven qi)
The baby starts to take in air through his nose and food through his mouth and subsequent life processes which takes place in the relevant organs results in the formation of “chen qi” or “hou tian qi” (or post natal qi). This hou tian qi is stored in the middle dan tian which is located at the solar plexus.
1.5. Dispersal of yuan qi and chen qi
Yuan qi from the lower dan tian and chen qi from the middle dan tian are released into the “ren mai” and “du mai” (the conception and governing vessel) where they are blended to become one and then distributed throughout the entire body to sustain the life of the human.
1.6. Wei qi or guardian qi
Wei qi is a layer of qi that covers the skin and even extends beyond the body. It forms a shield protecting the body against outside influences such as cold and pathogens.
The entire qi system of the human body forms the human "qi body". An andvanced qigong practitioner would be become aware of this qi body as a feeling of the entire body "moving/feeling like water."
2. The human body or form
The human body or form is just simply the physical body of the human, it’s shape, and appearance.
3. The messages encoded in the human
Messages encoded into the human genes determine the physical as well as mental and even health characteristics of the human.
From the Hun Yuan Qi principle of zhineng qigong, the qi of human (human qi body), the body and the messages encoded in the genes of the human form the human hun yuan qi.
|Life is more abundant!|
STRAIGHT LEG SITTING METHOD (ZHI TUI ZUO)
The Straight Leg Sitting Method is specially designed to enable relaxation of the waist. There are a number of mental and physical activities comprising beginning, doing and ending activities. The sequence of activities are summarized below: