Zhang Qingzhang | Chiayi, Taiwan
My name is Zhang Qingzhang. I am from Chiayi, Taiwan. I am 65 years old. In 2005, my son was in a serious car accident, and the doctor told me that even if my son survived, he would be in a vegetative state. I was very reluctant to give up on him because he was my only child. So, I begged the doctor to save him. The incident made me very depressed, and I began to drink heavily. If I didn’t drink, I couldn’t fall asleep; and if I didn’t get enough sleep, I’d wake up lethargic. As time went by, I got used to drinking. I was drinking Kaoliang liquor with an alcohol content of 58% in 2010, and I couldn’t fall asleep if I drank less than 500 ml. I slept very little every day. I was very tired and very moody. I had too many negative thoughts, I was bored and thought that life was hopeless.
When I joined the Bodhi Meditation 8.5-day retreat in 2014, nobody was drinking so I thought it would look bad if I did. The meditation hall is a sacred place, so I ought to show respect. Every practice I did, be it chanting, the Meditation of Greater Illumination (GI) or Energy Bagua, it always felt like there was some kind of energy charging up my body. I felt fine without drinking, and didn’t feel tired at all. I felt okay even if I didn’t sleep well. I felt at ease throughout the 8.5-day retreat. To tell you the truth, I haven’t had a drop of alcohol in eight years now.
When I first started practicing Energy Bagua, I was depleted and drained after only five minutes of circling and had no energy to continue. I still had trouble sleeping when I first started, but I didn’t feel tired. Six months later, I was able to practice for an hour every day, rain or shine. I began to sleep better. At first, I could only sleep two to three hours, then three to four hours and later for five to six hours. After six months of practicing, everything became normal; I went to bed at 10 pm and woke up after 3 am. Compared to how I was before, I felt energetic and charged up all day long. My mood improved, and my footsteps became lighter.
When I first started, my knees were sore and painful, as if there was sandpaper grinding against them. I had to take breaks after walking for a while. Six months later, I could walk continuously for half an hour without feeling any soreness, and my knees became stronger. My mobility was restored to when I was in my 40s, and I felt energetic and strong. When I moved heavy stuff, my back didn’t hurt. In the past, I couldn’t straighten my back after bending down to lift things, but now I can bend down easily and naturally.
Now I look forward to practicing Energy Bagua every day. I’m also happy to share my story with others and feel that life is meaningful. I‘m grateful to Grandmaster JinBodhi for transforming my life. I am healthy and happy, and I live a very fulfilled and meaningful life.
(Note: Results of practicing Energy Bagua vary person to person.)