Inspiration to Start the Week: Finding Motivation

Answer: How can you continue to wash your same body for forty or fifty years? Why do you brush the same teeth day after day? Doing these things help to maintain your health. With Qigong, if you don’t go to the next level, you are just doing the same maintenance day after day. If you don’t find the benefit, you won’t continue to practice. So the key question is, do you get a benefit? If you don’t see a benefit, reassess your commitment to your practice. In Chinese, “Kung Fu” means discipline and time. You need to be disciplined and accumulate time and effort in order to reap the benefits. With some things you see the result immediately; with others, you don’t. However, if you don’t see a result, it doesn’t mean a result didn’t occur. It just might be a different result than you had expected.

Qigong has the potential to be miraculous. But in order to achieve a miracle, you have to meet the requirement for a miracle to happen.

Everything has a minimum requirement. If you want to buy a mansion, you have to give a big down payment. If you want to go to the best school, you must have high SAT scores. A miracle has a miracle requirement. Prevention has a prevention requirement. There is a requirement in order to achieve healing, too. Different conditions require different amounts of energy to heal. How much energy can you create? How much energy can you save? Many people run on the treadmill, lift weights, and challenge their physical bodies. But although this is hard work, it’s much easier to challenge the physical body than to challenge the mind. Are you trying to achieve something on the outside or do you want to reach a state of inner peace? Qigong can create a miracle result; however, you must meet the requirement at the body-mind-spirit level.

When you practice Qigong, you build your energy. However, everybody also has different levels of debt. This debt is your original condition and also how off-balance your body is. Look at your daily emotional and physical expenses. Then look at how much effort you put in to generate energy and pay back your debt. Regardless of your starting condition, you have to put in the effort and work hard to achieve your desired result.

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