When you enlarge your mind and let go of it,
When you relax your qi and expand it,
When your body is calm and unmoving,
And you can maintain the One and discard the
myriad disturbances –
Then you will see profit and not be enticed by it,
You will see harm and not be frightened by it.
Relaxed and unwound, yet acutely sensitive,
In solitude you delight in your own person.
This is called “revolving the qi”:
Your thoughts and deeds seem heavenly.
Uit: Original Tao, Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism, Harold D. Roth, Columbia University Press, New York, 1999, p. 115.
Afbeelding: Lay down and travel, Shen Zou ( 1427-1509).