Constantly looking outward,
Exhausts the eyes and liver.
Over-reaching with the ears,
Exhaust the ears and kidneys.
Eating too much numbs the tongue,
And burdens the stomach and spleen.
Compulsive thinking of past and future
Will drive a person crazy.
An unquenchable desire for more
Will break the heart.
Therefore, the alchemist turns his senses inward.
He feels the ebb and flow of creation but maintains his center.
Lee Holden: Lee Holden has long been a leader in spreading Chi Kung and Taoist practices into the mainstream. I met him in North Carolina and found him to be a super nice man and very down to earth.