Paint Your Own Sunshine

Imagine, if you can, this scene:

A young woman moves into a fixer upper in a dreary town that seems to have been all but forgotten. She lives alone, but is vibrant and outgoing—anxious to meet her neighbors. After sorting through boxes and arranging her favorite things, she takes a stroll down the block. Everywhere she looks she sees something she hadn’t noticed before.

Sunlight streaming through one window: “How lovely it must be to sit in that room every afternoon,” she thinks to herself.

A collection of daffodils: “What a bright and cheery flower box!” She smiles with wonder as she paints a glorious image of the world around her.

Meanwhile, her neighbors peer outside at this curious woman staring into their run-down homes and overgrown gardens. They’re intrigued, but skeptical. The sunlight is a happy accident, but it illuminates all of the dust that has gathered from years without human care. Likewise, without anyone to tend to the gardens, the daffodils have sprouted through a bed of thick weeds.

The townspeople describe their community as desolate, dull and unforgiving. But everywhere this new neighbor goes, she paints a ray of sunshine to brighten the path.

Life is what you make of it. We experience the world we see. You can look out your window and see thick weeds or beautiful flowers. Which lens do you look through?

You create your own reality. Always find the good.


Upcoming Programs:

Join these classes (and many more)!

Qi for Self Care Series, 1st and 3rd Sunday of Each Month, 7:30 PM (EST): Study with Grand Master Nan Lu as he lectures on how to practically apply the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine for self-care.

Dragon’s Way Qigong Instructor Training, begins March 7, 2022: As a certified instructor, you will be able to transform your own life, impact those around you, and bring this powerful system into your community. This program has the potential to help you make a living while helping others step into a whole new way of living life more fully.

Liver Qi Enhancement, March 20-30: Get your qi moving with a 10-day journey that promises to make your body and mind more playful and peaceful. Registration will open in late February.