Hey! Is that you leaking?
The Rewards of Patient Perseverance
In today’s world, where everything happens almost instantaneously, it is a wonder that anyone trains in Qigong.
I explain the reward system of Qigong to students as follows:
Picture that you are holding a big empty bucket against your belly and every time you train Qigong, one drop of water (Qi) drops into your bucket. Well after a year you look into the bucket and see a little water (Qi) slushing around in the bottom and you’re pretty happy about that and you proudly show your bucket to your teacher. S/he looks into the bucket and congratulates you for your accumulation but then points out the sobering fact that your bucket is leaking!
Yes, all of our buckets leak. It is a fact of life. That’s why we have to learn to keep our leaks to a minimum and strive to make every training session a productive one.
I’ll say that again. Minimize your leaks and maximize each training session.
After all, you want to reap the benefits of your practice, don’t you?