Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Year Reflection (2011)

In two weeks time I would have been in zhineng qigong for eight years! Time, before you know it passes by so fast. To really stay faithful to one's practice we truly must believe that zhineng qigong is the practice to lead us to health, happiness, and spiritual growth. I have witnessed a few cases of practitioners searching for different kinds of practices in the hope of finding faster and better results. My own thinking is that these practitioners have not been given the correct guidance by the teacher. In my mind a good teacher should be able, just by observing the way a student practitioner carries out his practice, tell the student what form he/she should work more on in order to overcome his/her limitation. Such limitations are almost always due to physical limitations which leads to qi blockage in various parts of the body.

A practitioners having gone through years of practice should be able to feel relaxed not just physically but also mentally. Signs of such a state: First and foremost - he can perpetually breathe evenly (or smoothly) and deeply into the lower dantian. His abdomen is relaxed: gently rising and falling with each breath. He is constantly aware of his breath and enjoys each breath he takes. Breathing in he embraces the world. Breathing out he gives the world the inner joy that he feels within his being.

For those who are still looking for the right practice or right 'gong' to cultivate I say look no more. Be focused on what you are doing. Look within and you will find what you are looking for....

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HUNYUAN LING TONG TO ALL MY FELLOW ZHINENG QIGONG PRACTITIONERS. TOGETHER MAY WE BRING OUR QI-FIELD TO THE NEXT LEVEL.