CAN YOU STAND YOURSELF?
From I can’t stand myself to being able to stand myself
As I pondered why so many can’t seem to stand still I jokingly said to a close friend: “its because they can’t stand them self. If you can’t stand something you tend to resist it. Could it be our ego at least at first resists the letting go and grounding and will do it can to keep you away from something so healthy. Out of this play on words moment I penned this Qigong poem.
Standing like a tree
We allow it all to be
No need to get in a cue or wondering what to do
For when the time is right it will surely come to you.
Starting by emptying our cup
We next need to get our ego to shut up.
To stand in Qigong and do it on your own
Is not easy as are thoughts become overgrown
Too many are addicted to following and being shown
That can end up with just being a clone
This fear of failure leaves it all undone
Shunning the prize of good health and a lot of fun
If by just standing still, is a way of avoiding the doctors pill
What can it be that’s stopping us doing this drill
I postulate that we can’t stand ourselves in the truest meaning of the word
Making the chance of rooting very difficult and seemingly absurd
We need to know and compute
That our negative mind will easily pollute
Knowing this in itself is not enough
So I must stand myself even though at first it all feels so tough.
To find oneself we need a root and branch approach
Standing still and meditating we become our very best coach.
To stand in qigong is said will build your chi
So give it a go for your efforts can create a happy way to be.
Written by Tony Stewart
Tai Chi 4 You
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