Master Chia says:
"In the Universal HEALING TAO
System, we start the practice of bringing balanced energy to the body and emotions into balance with the Inner Smile
. We often get so out of touch with our bodies and our emotions that we do not notice inner disharmony developing until it finally manifests as a serious illness. There are well over 500 different forms of Chi Kung that were developed In China. Many people think that Chi Kung has to involve moving the arms and legs. But the most important part of Chi Kung is actually being aware of the Chi flow in our body. Practicing the Inner Smile
daily gives us a regularly scheduled time to look inside, to keep in touch with the state of our inner organs, with our Chi
, with our breath, and with our emotions. We can then spot problems at their inception, making it easier to make adjustments when they first arise and "nip them in the bud." Low self-esteem is becoming endemic in our society. If we are not taught or encouraged to love ourselves, we cannot have a healthy loving relationship with other people, or with our Mother Earth; witness the state of the society and environment today as proof of this imbalance. The Inner Smile
teaches us to recognize our inherent positive qualities, and not just our negativity. With regular practice, we get to know ourselves as we really are; we can discover our virtues as well as our afflictions. This helps us to form a truer and healthier self-image, one that stays in close touch with reality. The Inner Smile
exercises our ability to love, starting with ourselves, with our own bodies. As we learn to love and accept ourselves, it becomes natural and easy for us to extend this love outward and to begin to love and accept other people, creatures, places and things.