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  1. I have recently noticed this. I have lifted weights on and off for the past 10 years or so. I have been doing QiGong for around 6+ months and recently have been taking it more seriously and I recently just started to lift weights again. I have been back lifting weights for about 2 months and for my squats and dead lifts I have put up personal bests. I have never been able to lift as much and it seems like it happened quickly. I still feel like there is a lot of room to go so it is going to be interesting. I don't have as much control with my Qi as it sounds like you did but I am definitely noticing a significant difference.
  2. Does full lotus help conserve jing?

    So he is gone for good then or what? Thats really to bad.
  3. Does full lotus help conserve jing?

    Where has Drew been?
  4. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    I simply want to experience as much life as I possibly can. When I am doing the above things I mentioned in my post I am very happy. I wish I had time to do all of them. I am most unhappy when I can't do the things that I love to do, like work a desk job in a cubicle for 9 hours a day. I am determined to create a better life for myself and to do that I have to think differently than the masses. Most people "settle" for the 9-5 job and that is why successful people are rare. Successful people make it a habit to do the things that unsuccessful people don't like to do. The size of your success is determined by the size of your beliefs. I understand what you are saying that "life just happens" and we don't have a choice, I get that. I get it that in the end everything I listed is just attachment to materialism, I get that. But that is why the qigong, meditation, yoga etc. will be so important to my journey. It will keep me grounded. For when I am most centered will I realize my true power and true potential. The true power and potential that makes me unstoppable. So you have the idea and concept that everything is nothingness and all we see is only of the material world and yada yada yada but none of that stops you from making your water, car and house payment now does it? You don't stop working because everything in the end is just nothingness do you? I get it that some people are on such a high spiritual plane of enlightenment that they do actually have no payments of any kind and survive of the land and live very happy and are very free. But that is not my reality. That is not the reality that I want for myself. So although I understand that I start at point A and can't know for sure if I'll get to point B, I still have power to set the sail in a particular direction and I do that through my beliefs, choices and actions etc. The way you and Owledge speak it sounds like in some ways you have "settled" in to "only limited set number of possibilites" and thats just not the way I choose to live my life. Enough things have happened in my life to know that the power of thought is very real and your thoughts control your reality. At least for me it is real. My thoughts control my reality. I simply want to get the most out of life. As much as I possibly can. And sometimes that means taking a step back and forgetting about all my desires, but many times it means taking actions that will make me feel good and take me towards doing things I love and having many types of experiences. All I said in most of those goals was to be "accomplished", meaning, my own definition of "accomplished." I'm not talking about being famous. Yes, I do want to be Tony Stark in a sense. But more importantly, I want to unleash MY OWN potential and do things that I love doing. I am obviously not going to get my points through to you guys so we can politely agree to disagree and no worries. I wish good things for all of you! Thank you for taking the time to write!
  5. Practice recommendation for a total newbie.

    This helped me so much. I just did the Small Universe Meditation after I read this and it was one of the most breakthrough sessions I have had yet. I could feel lots of pure healing electromagnetic energy being developed. The last time I felt it was when I got a healing from Jim N. Thank you!!!!
  6. Being a badass bench presser, jing energy qigong

    How do I take Cayenne? How much, how often? With lemon and maple syrup?
  7. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    I'm not quite sure what to make of this. It feels judgmental and deconstructive.
  8. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    This really hit home for me, you are right about the burning out trying to do this by sheer willpower alone. I need to have this goal be the RESULT of my practice, diet, beliefs, habits, patterns, etc. Thank you for this wonderful post!!
  9. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    Yes this makes sense and I really appreciate your response but I am still on the fence on what I believe about all of this due to the fact that we are constantly being shown "breakthroughs" in the medical and science fields. That on top of what I have learned spiritually about the power of the mind shows that beliefs hold a lot of power, at least for me personally.
  10. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    Thank you for that response! The whole stress thing seems unclear to me though. I for a while believed that it was bad for me but now I'm questioning if it is actually bad or if its just the fact that I believe its bad. My experience thus far says that our beliefs control our reality in many ways. Would love to get your opinion on this video: Kelly McGonigal's Ted Talk on Stress
  11. Fascinating findings here on Stress. So the studies from the past say that stress is bad. Now, here they say that its not stress but the belief that stress is bad for you. Do we need any studies to tell us anything or can we simply believe something and count on that belief creating and shaping our own reality? The studies and findings from the scientific community are constantly changing and contradicting themselves for any topic you choose, so... What does one make of all this? Kelly McGonigal: How To Make Stress Your Friend
  12. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    Yes I like what you are saying, and I do not care about having money to buy materialistic "show-off" items but I do want my freedom to be myself and express myself without being a corporate slave. I feel like it requires a lot of effort to break out of the 9-5 job game and create the reality that you want and I would very much like to try to accomplish this. I have mixed views on stress as well. I am not sure whether or not stress is actually bad for health. Here is something to watch and consider. Again, stress, like sleep, is a heavily debated topic. Kelly McGonigal's Ted Talk on Stress
  13. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    Yeah I agree with what you are saying but I have trouble seeing this and understanding how to balance the Buddhist perspective with the fact that I have to get up every morning and go to work. I mean if I reduce all my desires does the fact that I have to pay bills go away? I realize the nature of life and reality may actually say that this is all just an illusion but I am not past a highly advanced spiritual stage where this is comprehendible, so its like how to I balance not wanting to sit in a cubicle working on a computer my whole career with the letting go of my desires? Ya know?
  14. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    Yes thats why the meditation/yoga/spirituality will be so imperative to keep it all balanced and flush out some things if necessary.
  15. How to sleep less? Sleep less than 4 hours with optimal energy?

    This is great guys, thank you!! How many hours a day would you say would be the minimum to be able to reduce sleep to this low of a level? More than 2 hours a day of daily meditation? I have researched the polyphasic sleep method and I think it would be a little difficult to pull off since I work a 9 To 5 job so there would be about a 10 hour span in the day where I couldn't take the needed naps. Would love to try it some day once I break out of the corporate world. I was able to find some other information on the topic but not from any credible sources necessarily, but still point in the right direction. This guy claims he sleeps only 4 hours a night and has been doing so for over 30 years. Then I found a post in some forum (Here): I am at about 6.5 hours a day right now. I am a little bit tired throughout the day but I also eat a lot of sugar and other unhealthy food so a big part of this goal for me is to start eating more healthily knowing that the rewards will be astounding. My goal is to go to bed at midnight every night and then wake up at 4am and do qigong and yoga before I start the day. I'm going start eating healthy (visiting a naturopathic doctor on Tuesday) and taking off about 30 minutes of sleep per week over the next month and a half and see how it goes. Maybe I can keep you guys posted on how I do with this and please if any of you are trying this please let me know how it goes for your! It seems like it could be a very life changing endeavor if one is able to accomplish it. I just have so many things I want to do in this world and I want to accomplish/experience as much as I can. There is so much life to live when you get excited about the world we live in. Here are some of the dreams I am interested in accomplishing in my lifetime to give a little insight into why I want to sleep so little and to possibly motivate someone who is also interested in any of these dreams as well: - Be an accomplished Musician: Guitar/Singer/Piano Player - Read over 100 books per year - Become financially free via becoming a successful stock trader and entrepreneur starting positive impact businesses - Be a philanthropist - Be an accomplished mixed medium artist (Drawing, painting) - Learn surfing - Avid writer - Keep in great physical shape (life weights) - Accomplished Qigong/Yoga Practitioner - Be an accomplished documentary film maker - Travel - Be a positive influence on the people I come on contact with - Become a scratch golfer - Do all of the above with as much spirituality as possible Would also love to hear any of your dreams if you are interested in this sort of thing! Thanks for your responses it is greatly appreciated!!