Some are energized through the consummation of alcohol or food. Others do it through physical activities. We do it through a combination of our version of scripting and the practice of Baguazhang or Yiquan before drinking our first cup of tea.
As one matures, the appreciation of serenity becomes a luxury. Having the skill of quietude is rare.
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out the window
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes
The less one knows.
Therefore the sage knows without having to stir,
Identifies without having to see,
Accomplishes without having to act.
When one is mindfully centered, he/she might be synchronized to the Dao of his situation.
The Dao gave birth to One. The One gave birth to Two. The Two gave birth to Three. The Three gave birth to all of creation. All things carry Yin yet embrace Yang. They blend their life breaths in order to produce harmony.
Does that mean that he/she knows the world?