Trying to summarize the meaning of life is a great exercise as it does vary for so many people. The best way I can describe it is “to find happiness”. Many experiences we gain from external sources can make us happy although this kind of happiness tends to be short lived and impermanent.
Ultimately happiness has to be found within ourselves when we are able to realize our true nature as human beings. Simple, not easy.
I have been studying and teaching Qigong (a 2,000 year old Chinese practice) for over 25 years where we learn to connect to source/universal energy, which helps us, re-connect to ourselves on a deeper level. The cultivation of Qi (energy), works on re-balancing body and mind and in the tradition they say the mind is to be found in the heart. That makes things less complex for sure.
The Buddhists say our true nature is like a mirror covered with dust so we need to keep it clean. With practice, taking time to be present to we can help keep the mirror clean and happiness can start emerging from within.
So, find ways to be present, connect with yourself, your true nature, connect with source to stay in balance, supported and inspired. Find your happiness within and share it with others.
Connect to the Qi and set yourself free…
It is also important for us to be kind and compassionate with ourselves first and foremost. Each and every one of us was conceived as a perfect human being and we have forgotten this and tend to give ourselves a hard time comparing ourselves to others, not feeling good enough etc. How about reminding ourselves daily how unique we are, how grateful we are for even small things in our lives like breathing which we take for granted and keeps us alive.
~Alessandro Ferullo has been studying with Master Zhixing Wang, the founder of the Hua Gong style of Qigong for over 25 years. He has a diploma in therapeutic massage and has visited China several times as part of his continued interest in Eastern healing practices and philosophy. He has been teaching classes in London and Hove and Canterbury for over 10 years.
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