Fourth week of my Qigong class. For this past week, I have been successful at doing my seven practices every morning and have also integrated doing the first three move sets of the Qigong movement series. Although I haven’t really noticed any huge leaps in my personal growth or deeper thinking, I can say that I have definitely taken the time every morning to devote time and energy to my being here, present and mindful. My mind may still wander off in any kind of direction, thinking of the past and future and random things, but my morning has become my routine and I think it has helped me to become more aware of what I do, how I think and how I feel. Tonight we did a simple exercise of walking very slowly. Each step was done with awareness of the feeling of the feet, of the clothes, of sight and sound. It was interesting how I felt with every slow, pronounced step I took. Hard to explain, other than I was present and aware of many indicators of existence, if that makes sense at all. At any rate, my intention this upcoming week is to add in the fourth Qigong move set every morning, and when I enter a building I will always step with my left foot as I enter. Seemed like an easy thing to do a few weeks ago, but I failed miserably. I think I am ready to try again.