The Tree Sends Out its Roots

Tlje tree is growing in a courtyard. Early morning sunlight glances offthe stones and porcelain tiles. We shrubs among the rocks are wet with dew.

Stone walls surround the courtyard on all sides. The tree and all that grows within the confines are unmoving, held like stately prisoners in their places. Small birds move out along the branches and are gone.

The silence and the stillness mask the tree'spersistent work. It stands beside the stonework, motionless, but underneath the ground its roots are seeking out new soil.

The work is hidden, delicate. The tiny root hairs reach into the dark. The tender tip ofevery filament is inching outward in the earth.

Soon gardener's will come to tend thejasmine and the hyacinth. The day will bring the sounds ofmany visitors. Now, in thepr'ecious hours ofthe dawn, the little garden stands alone.

The spreading tree is breaking through the wall. Like little raindrops seeping through the rocks, its patient roots are boring through the stone. The layered mortar splits apart and cracks, while overhead a thousand leaves breathe, silent in the light.

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Qigong also spelled Ch'i Kung is a potent system of healing and energy medicine from China. It's the art and science of utilizing breathing methods, gentle movement, and meditation to clean, fortify, and circulate the life energy qi.

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