A basic belief of Daoist teachings is one of the universal energy of chi, the all-encompassing, life-giving force inside of us. The flow of chi is considered an essential element of life's continuum. It is this constant ebb and flow of chi that mandates the welfare of an individual. One who has cultivated positive chi will free themselves from negativity and their mind will be light as a feather. One who has cultivated negative chi will feel as those they are carrying a sack full of heavy stones around with them. Drop the negativity and you drop the stones. One must empower themselves and stop thinking of themselves as a victim. Make things happen, don’t let them happen to you.