What is the true nature of reality?
Let's first remember that our current understanding of reality is not reality itself.
What we understand now in our modern world is for a large part a natural product of the scientific developments which have been unfolding over hundreds of years in the West. As we continue to evolve so does our understanding. Different modalities whether it is Quantum physics or REN XUE are leading us towards a new level of reality...
To move forward, towards a greater understanding of life and the nature of reality, does require an open mind.
In quantum physics, a science which belongs to our Western paradigm a quantum is a. the smallest quantity of some physical property such as energy, that a system can possess. b. a particle with such a unit of energy.
In traditional Chinese culture, Qi ('Chee") is...
The most basic building block of everything in the whole universe.
So Qi is everywhere in everything in different forms at once.
Qi exists in all of the space in the universe in a physical and non-physical form. Loosely and incompletely translated as 'energy' (for more information on it see Student Resources Level 1), it is a total existence constantly in the process of change and development. When we practice Qigong -'Gong' means 'cultivation', we positively influence the changes of Qi in our life. As we learn to use and master this 'energy', we can see that the scope of Qi changes goes far beyond our own life.
In traditional Chinese culture, Qi has been observed, understood and used for thousands of years. (Qi is also known as 'gi' in Korean culture, 'ki' in Japanese culture and 'Prana' in Indian culture.)