Shit still happens…

by Marcus on January 13, 2011

Practicing Qigong does not make you immune from ‘shit‘ happening to you. At least that has been my experience over the last decade.

Practicing Qigong has certainly improved my ability to respond appropriately when something bad happens. And it definately takes a lot more to get to me than before I began practicing Qigong. I used to be a very angry man.

Today I’d like to share with you a powerful tool I utilize, that combined with my Qigong practice improves my ability to move happily through life in the 21st century.

Every morning I write a list of 10 things I am grateful for. It’s that simple. And yet incredibly powerful. This tool gives me a daily reminder of the things and people in my life that I am grateful for.

Take 3 minutes now to make a list of the 10 things or people that quickly come to mind that you are grateful for, for extra merit points write a short sentence that explains why you are grateful for that thing or person.

Here’s one of mine to help get you started.

“I am grateful for the train I am sat in, that allows me to travel from London to Devon in just over 3 hours and in such warmth and comfort that I can write this now.”

First thing in the morning or last thing at night, take 3 minutes to reflect on your list of 10 gratitude items. Write them down if you can. Try this exercise for a week and if it gives you value keep doing it. If it doesn’t don’t.

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart.

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