Whether by controlling the breath, or contemplating in some serene spot, or absorbed in some physical action -- it all leads to a state of mind more powerful, focused and energizing.
Well said! And in the past few years I have been so excited to discover the principle of "energy goes wherever you put the mind." that is how Qigong works, and it is why acupuncture works. If I use a needle to bring your energy along a meridian, it affects you.
And then meditation can be used for energy collection. If my attention is on the scenery and the people, my energy is being emitted, but if I close my eyes to meditate... meditation is one of the few activities that bring the attention inside the body, and that is why meditation works!
We put the attention on that spot where the cool air hits the center of the brain as we inhale, and the effects of meditation begin. We put the attention at the center of the lower abdomen, and it is even better!
I wanted to share that with you, because it must have been the most important thing I have learned about... maybe you already knew about this principle "energy goes where you put the mind."
Why are we waiting for telescopes to tell what lies beyond our perception ?
nice... sounds like something from the Tao Te Ching... you can find the Tao without leaving home.
Yes, anyway... supposedly "enlightenment" is a result of energy collection. the 3rd eye "opens" when we increase the electrical charge...
You really should check out amazon.com/Qigong-Meditation-Embryonic-Yang-Jwing-Ming/dp/1 886969736 my favorite book.