1. Qigong is the treasure left by our ancestors.
Glorious, but also lonely. Apart from those who always insist on practicing, most of the novice friend’s interest in it comes from novels and TV.
It’s one thing to be interested in, another thing to really go to school. Do you know what Qigong is? Qi is the collective name of the ancients for energy. Weather, earth gas, water gas, wind, fire, electricity, magnetism, light and so on are called Qi. The human body’s Qi refers specifically to the vitality of the five viscera. The Taoist family uses the word “Qiang” to distinguish the human body from the natural gas. Qigong is a discipline that enhances vitality, strengthens the body and cultivates the mind. It is recorded earlier than any religious system and belongs to the concomitant product of traditional Chinese medicine. Initially, it was only used for the dynamic work of pulling tendons and pulling bones. Later, with the improvement of the system, static work was gradually integrated into it. Qigong can be divided into three types: standing, sitting and lying.
2. Place your mind at a level.
It is said that practicing Qigong is risky and easy to deviate. But why did it go astray? The vulgar thing to say is to put your hat on the top of your shit and use the wrong force.
Psychologically, we all think we are different and have blind confidence in it. Eighty percent of taxi drivers think they are the best drivers in the city; most senior technicians think that no one in the industry can do better than him; many teachers think that he gives the only answer to a difficult problem. So it’s not surprising that we feel like one of the greatest Qigong geniuses in the world. Faced with oneself, the probability of one in ten thousand is naturally enlarged to one hundred percent. Confidence is a good thing, but when the facts and expectations fall short, there will inevitably be some unwillingness. But do you really have to admit your mediocrity? Of course not. Most people have found a solution, such as “the emperor’s new clothes”. People in new clothes are okay, at most waving the banner of “Master”. But there are so many people who have made another choice, cruel, paranoid in one effort. It seems that you can live a hanging day by practicing something, and then go to the top of your life. There is a saying in Manville that “the poor depend on variation, the rich depend on technology”. The idea of mutation was biased from the very beginning.
3. Distinguish the true from the false.
In fact, distinguishing skills is similar to picking out antiques. The test is eyesight and experience, but if you really have that ability, who needs to choose it again? At least it’s a period of practice, and I’ve got a real understanding. Let me give you a reference here. It must be false to claim how long it takes and how it works. (For example, how long does it last to be governor and how long does it last to be Sunday). Every work involving strange forces and gods must be false. (Attachment, out of horse, those tunes are superstitious acts under the banner of Qigong). It must be false to advocate special functions. (The probability of special function in exercise is similar to that of money picked up by cervical spondylosis patients when they go shopping. And everybody collects and pays on their mobile phones, and few of them go out with cash). It is basically false to describe the realm in detail. (No transmission of meritorious deeds, knowing how to teach apprentices, but not what kind of effect can be achieved after doing. The same rice breeds all kinds of people, a hundred kinds of exercises. The results are different. Simple, simple, may be the most effective. There are only forty-five words on Xingqi Ming. Taoists also say that “those who are not rooted in silence are evil arts; those who are not attributed to simplicity are side doors.”
4. Slow down faster.
nowadays society pays attention to efficiency. For practicing, the most efficient way is to take your time. Don’t believe those “masters” who say something like a few months is worth more than a decade. It’s better for a beggar to come and tell you: hang out with him and earn a real estate in Beijing every year. Practicing is like pouring water into a pond with a tap pipe. It takes time to accumulate and persevere in order to achieve results.
Let’s lower our expectations rather than think about what we can do in the future. Put your eyes in front of you and set a small goal first. Keep practicing every day. It’s good to be physically and mentally happy.
5. Find your own position.
Qigong is not static. A set of skills has been practiced for more than ten or twenty years, always making some adjustments according to its own characteristics and habits. This is an inevitable process, and we will eventually go out of our own way. A shelf has been practiced for decades without any change. It’s not craftsmanship, it’s copying and pasting. Like children in kindergartens, they wear clothes of similar sizes, are educated and have similar values. But as we grow up, we will have our own characteristics and personality.
In the end, Qigong is a kind of learning. “Learning without thinking is a waste, thinking without learning is a waste.” In practice, never forget to doubt, explore, negate and think.