Legend has it there is a path to immortality. Most of us want to believe it is a true path and not a false one. However, if there are immortals among us, they guard their secrets well. Like many others, the Taoist have a tradition that speaks of immortality, but when we read their ancient texts, we see passages that encourage us to do less and permit nature to take its course.
Kevin Akers was a long-time student of Gia-Fu Feng. In this video we posted on YouTube, https://youtu.be/UjjpIIMoVVQ, he teaches a simple Chi Kung exercise that is called the “Infinity Exercise”. Rather than approaching this exercise as something new to learn, we suggest you think of it as a way of letting go of the things that keep you from remembering who you are. With this ritual of relinquishment, you will find the Tao and perhaps extend your days.
In the pursuit of learning, something is acquired every day.
In the pursuit of the Tao, every day something is relinquished.
Less and less is done
Until non-action is achieved.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.
The world is governed by letting things take their course.
It cannot be governed through interference.
Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.