…”Like other Taoists, Dr. Liu believes that we all hold a piece of the universal spirit. As we live our lives and become attached to the outside world, this light within— which some traditions call the divine, some call yuan shen, some call self-awareness— becomes clouded over. By coming into the present moment and bringing our awareness within us, we can self-purify and self-transform.
These Chinese teachings state that self-healing and early diagnosis of personal ailments comes out of quieting our external attachments and channeling all our energy into one intention—an act of focus that leads us to the qigong state, which we hope eventually to experience in every moment. The qigong state can happen only in the now. It puts us in touch with our divine, brilliant nature. When we are in it, we receive energy from the universe instead of letting it be drained from us.”
This is what practicing submission does for me.
van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura; Burk, Connie (2009-05-08). Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others (BK Life (Paperback)) (pp. 132-133). Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Kindle Edition.