Discipline: Training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.
Qigong: The art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate life energy, or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’).
Last week, my teacher spoke to the students of his weekly Qigong class about character building, and of the positive effect it has on the overall health of the human body.
In not so many words he explained that each time you discipline yourself, you build character… and that this, in turn, helps build better Qi and leads to improved health.
Well, my teacher’s words struck a cord deep within me that day, and they have ever since been rolling around and round in my head like a ferris wheel… until they appeared again here on this page.
It’s amazing how certain teachers can have this kind of effect on us…
This simple teaching of his caused me to reflect back on my life, and on the role that discipline has played in it… and it has become very clear to me, that the times I exercised the most discipline in life, have by far been the most productive, happy, and healthy of of them all.
As stated in the quote above by Jim Rohn, “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Of this there can be no doubt.
It is oh, so very important to discipline ourselves if we ever wish to reach the goals we set… not just in Qigong, or other martial arts practices, but in every aspect of our lives.
I wish you great success in reaching your own goals. May you have the discipline required to easily transform them into realities.
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