…t’ai chi has nothing to do with perfecting technique. It has nothing to do with mastering oneself, if by that we mean controlling our feelings or thoughts. It is, rather, the practice of the student who, frustrated and angry at not getting “it,” starts to walk out the door but then returns to her training place and vows to try once more. Being able to say “I’ll try again” is one of the deepest expressions of faith in oneself.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I think most new Tai Chi students would benefit from this quote from Linda Myoki Lehrhaupt from T’ai Chi as a Path of Wisdom: