Chi follows Yi

 Recently, my Tai Chi teacher reminded us that, “Chi follows Yi”.  Energy follows intention. I keep reminding myself of that simple truth. I am trying to watch my thoughts, and really trying to make sure I am living ahimsa (non-harming) with myself and with others.   

 And then, this morning I read a quote from the Dalai Lama ” The compassion we feel normally is biased and mixed with attachment. Genuine compassion flows towards all living beings, particularly your enemies. If I try to develop compassion towards my enemy, it may not benefit him directly, he may not even be aware of it. But it will immediately benefit me by calming my mind. On the other hand, if I dwell on how awful everything is, I immediately lose my peace of mind.”

I needed to be reminded of that for sure! 

I am cultivating more love and compassion.  Chi follows Yi.

Be well. ~t


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