King’s Sickness Pt12
It is true, if we are selfish and only think about ourselves, eventually we will suffer. This is why the Daoist said that his Qi could only be used in the right way. If he used it for bad reason, then he would suffer. The same was true for the King, at first, he was lucky when the Daoist healed his sickness and he appreciated it. Unfortunately, he listened to the bad Senior Advisor instead of thinking about why they Daoist would want to hurt him or even kill him. People in high positions are always scared that someone will take it away from them and so they can easily make bad decisions or use their power to hurt others. Positions of power need to be used properly, with a good heart and wisdom. Wisdom comes from self-discipline, experience and considering every angle. This is what the Yìjīng 易經 teaches us; to think of many positions, in particular the opposites like success and failure. Studying Qigong and Kung Fu teaches us this way.