I wanted to write a nice, long, in-depth post on Qigong as I am, as usual, totally fascinated with the depth and potential of this practice. However I find, also as usual, that words don't do the practice any justice at all. Qigong offers a path that is as deep and rewarding as any popular enlightenment tradition except without all the religious baggage, ritual, and faux gurus (silk pajama Sifus not withstanding). There are no requirements, beliefs, initiations, or international organizations. All that is needed is Intention. After that, all else flows.
I've been considering a new vehicle and am overwhelmed by the technology that, in my opinion, does little to improve the functioning of an automobile--unless of course you don't know how to drive, or you are inclined to text and drive, or perhaps are prone to falling asleep at the wheel. New generation vehicles will brake for you, steer for you, alert you to potential danger, etc... whether you wish them to or not. And in many cases these "benefits" are not optional.
Well, frankly I'm not interested. I know how to drive. I accept the risks and danger involved in driving. I have been driving for over forty years. I get it. But it seems if I want a plain old-fashioned automobile I will have to get an antique. And then, I came across this: Nissan is developing a car that operates off the brain waves of the driver (?) (passenger, operator, human interface, biological unit???).
OK, so now it doesn't look so bad. Yeah, right.
Rodney J Owen