Qìgōng and the Cycle of Life
How long can we live? When we practise Qìgōng regularly, listen to our body and maintain a good state of mind, then we can let our body find our own natural end. If it is meant to be 60 then it will be 60 if it is meant to be 70 then 70. It is all based on our prenatal energy, which comes from our parents and our genetics. Our postnatal energy depends on how well we take care of our bodies and Qì 氣. The more Qì we have, the longer we can live. Even as we get older, we need to be in good condition in order to enjoy our lives, being with our friends, family and loved ones. This is a good old age and even if we get ill, we can practise and heal ourselves. If our Qìgōng cannot cure it, then it will maintain the rest of the body and keep that in good condition. We must not give up because one part of the body is not well. It is like having many children, we do not give up on all of them if one of them becomes bad. Then you will have the energy and the body will be good enough to enjoy life. Then we can enjoy the time and go when we are ready to go.