The exercises of the Daoists promote longer life and also support physical health. In silence and in meditation, calmness is practiced, with the qigong and tai chi exercises, all necessary channels are opened and released, so that the energy can flow and the body remains vital. If the shell of our mind – the body – is strong and healthy, the mind can spread more easily. Then the body can better tolerate the silence.
There is only one Dao, images are empty shells that deviate from the origin. Every drop of the great whole ocean contains a reflection of our self. So we find ourselves in other people and recognize in them our own conflicts. If we then try to “help” these people by trying to solve our inner conflicts in others, that just can not be good. This will be a serious problem if we have never realized who we are.
This beautiful short film gives us a preview of what awaits us in wudang training, and it can quickly happen that you skip some of the lines when it comes to the mental training of the Taoists. How do we understand something we have not understood yet?
In reality, there are a few drops in the rain which can be perceived. They are enough to ground our soul. When interacting with the endlessly hard and the infinitely soft, we are greatly inspired by the elements. When you are ready to give, you must be prepared to observe under the veil which hides the true intentions of the people. The hidden nature within which clouds the way of the Dao, light the path and be inspired to change.
What really is a problem to us are our boundaries, the chains we set ourselves. Believing in one thing is not enough we must explore to know. When the strength is leaving our body, we get out of our comfort zone, and our concentration drops. Battling with ourselves to the limits will give rise to an internal conflict. Letting go of our ego and accept failure will resolve all problems we have… Read More