A Journey Begun

One of my favorite aspects of embarking on any journey is the anticipation that something magical might happen, at an ordinary and unexpected point along the way…For me, the trick – and often the challenge – has always been to allow myself to be open to possibilities.
Once, while traveling abroad, I realized I was at the wrong train station – the correct train station was across town – with less than twenty minutes to spare. This led to a frenetic and forever memorable taxi ride (and yes, I caught the train, but just barely…).

If, at any point during my first three years of practicing Yi Ren® qigong, anyone had suggested that this practice would develop into a life-long passion for me, I’m pretty certain I would have had my doubts.

Yes, I loved attending class. Yes, I enjoyed the community of fellow practitioners. Yes, I was starting to understand a handful of movements to the point that I could practice them without my notes.

And yet… I was overwhelmed at the concept that I might ever succeed at knowing more than a small handful of movement s; and I had yet to develop anything remotely close to a personal practice.

Fortunately, I was completely unconscious of any potential for developing a life-time passion for this practice. Instead, I simply kept registering for classes, kept practicing to the best of my abilities, and started creating treasured memories, many of which I plan to share in future blog posts.

Even with more than ten years of practice, I am still a bit nervous about starting a blog.  Yes, I am excited to see my journey unfolding in a new direction. Yes, this feels like an essential component of my own growth.  And yet… I am certain there will be unexpected bumps in the road.
As I start to type the final words of my inaugural post, my stomach is starting to tingle.  A sense of the magical unknown – as well as a joyous sense of anticipation – are both present.  The path ahead feels like an odd mix of the unknown and the just right, which sounds like just the right mix for something magical to happen … as long as I am open to the possibilities.

4 comments on “A Journey Begun
  1. deanwenick@gmail.com says:

    This sounds like a magical journey. Happy trails as you continue it.

  2. Shaun says:

    Hello there! I simply wish to offer you a big thumbs up for
    the excellent info you have here on this post.
    I’ll be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  3. Dreama says:

    Beautifully said, Anne! We are all waiting to take our first steps…over and over again…without knowing the result. Thank you!

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