@xingliao, master of the punctuation.
China has some great energetic philosophers and practitioners. When I was at the dentist a couple of days ago I tried to do the trick where they can use their mind to turn off the pain receptors (there’s those stories of people without anesthesia being totally awake during surgery). I eventually found that the key was to move the attention and energy away to either the heart or dantien. Moving it outside of my body like some monks are taught was too hard. Unfortunately, the pain kept causing my attention to go back to my mouth. Plus it annoyed the poor girl, since every time I was successful, my jaw relaxed and started closing.
There’s a DVD set of a seminar given by Dr Yang Jwing-Ming about QiGong. The amazing thing about it is that he approaches the topic through the eyes of western science. So he speaks of energy like bio-electricity, conducted through the body by fascia. The aura is an electromagnetic field. And so on. It is a very good way to open up westerners to energy-work if they can explain it to themselves rationally.
Here's my two cents...
What was a properly handled discussion to you looked like an elitist group of people each trying to get the last word in to me. I did not see it dying. In fact, I was leaning back in my gaming chair with a movie on one half of my screen and the Alchemist thread on the other half, popcorn in my hand, waiting for the inevitable mushroom cloud on both halves of the screen. Positively giddy Saint didn’t make me moderator.
All the while blackadder was the kid with his telescope watching the stars wondering about what was out there while his parents kept telling him to store the telescope in the attic and do something realistic and practical with his life, since there was nothing out there.
I can imagine what it would have looked like to Saint and Fire with a bunch of guys telling them all the things the product of their hard work, dedication and imagination was NOT going to be able to do before even trying it. That kind of thing hurts, you know?
All it would have taken was a few differently phrased sentences here and there to express your opinions without shooting down other people. Words have power. Since you’re on a subliminal forum, you should know that very well.
Don’t you love the spoiler box? Thank you ExploringAstronaut for showing me it existed.
Not a lot of stars between here and the moon. I was taught it a bit differently as part of my goal-setting exercises.
Shoot for the stars. Even if you land on the moon, you’re going in the right direction.
I now use it for my migration-goal whenever somebody asks.
I’m shooting for Canada. If I end up in Ireland, I’d be content.