Relaxing the Diaphragm
“If the diaphragm becomes tense or stiff, which it often does when one feels inhibited, it interferes with the ability of the lungs to breathe fully and deeply.”
“A deep breath also draws Chi to the lower organs, to the kidneys and bladder, and especially to the large intestine. The large intestine gets energized this way. If it does not have energy, it will not be able to do its elimination work.”
-From Chi Nei Tsang, By Mantak Chia
#50. Keep Your Life in Order
Be prepared for anything to happen. The master follows the saying:
“Live each day like it will be the last, For one day you will be right.”
When you accept that you will die, You can truly begin to live.
Settle your affairs at the end of each day.
Tie up your loose ends before bed each night. Keep your life in order
So you do not leave a mess behind.
The sage is ready for death,
As if he is ready for retiring to bed. He looks back on his life
Like a good day of work.
-From The Alchemist’s Tao Te Ching