April 11, 2005 at 4:07 pm #4288
i have a thaught i would like to share with you.
I’ve been practicing chi kung and tai chi for 5 years and i found that the more i’ve deepened my connection with the chi flow the more i viewed myself as superior human being eventrully i’ve came to a point where i realized that my perception became absured and gradually stopped practicing in order to litterly get myself back to earth.
this brings me to my question as does chi cultivation has any mundane goals aside from accumilating more chi.
cause if not i guess the old tradition of holding these practices as secret knowledge had good reason for instance for not being known to people such as myself.
(well it can be said that for me the practice was to reach that conclusion which kindda sucks).
appreciate your comments 😉April 12, 2005 at 8:58 am #4289
Along my spiritual path I read:
(rough translation into English from my own language)
“The world would be a better place if more people would try to become human first, instead of trying to become super-human.”
I see many seekers running too fast (as I did myself) or believe they are the chosen ones. But that is fine, eventually they will
hit the wall (as I did) or grow insight in their super feelings (like you did) and hopefully they become still and humble.
Your chi practice will become a humble sacred act, you will not feel better than but you will feel connected.
Your practice will become a dance to honor yourself, your body and your spirits. And from that it will grow to serve others.
Our society is dealing with ‘too much’ and as every society in time and space it has to deal with its specific issues. I believe myself that the traditional way of teacher-adept is a very justified way. But we can not turn back so we have to move forward with what is, overloaded with information. So it is up to ourselves to eat gradually, feel, digest and stay very clear about our motivations and goals. Which holds great responsability and clarity.
And learn that stepping back is moving forward. So you stepped back to come in touch with ‘earth’.
Great, you have my support…
WendyApril 12, 2005 at 2:48 pm #4291
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