People like me, sometimes we just have to ask ourselves if we are crazy.
Because normal people don’t become obsessed with things like we do, from what I can tell.
I’ve been doing what many people think is “old people’s exercise” for over 20 years now – and I’ll admit – I am obsessed with it.
Not only am I obsessed with it – but I have NEVER, not once – done it correctly.
Tai Ji Chuan is explored (not performed) – by following a set of principles – life changing principles – while doing an activity.
That activity could be the “tai ji form” that you’ve seen people doing – it looks like slow kung fu. That activity could be doing some other forms or routines of movements – both fast or slow. Or it could be a partner drill. But the key is…
You’ve got to follow the formula – do the movements right.
And no matter how right they might “look” – what matters most is if you are doing what the principles tell you to do.
From what I can tell, when you are 100% here and now – and 100% congruent with your intent and movement – all the principles “happen”. When you are “close but no cigar” the principles let you know – you are close – keep playing.
Life in general for me – is about exploring – noticing – becoming more aware and more alive.
I notice that principles for me seem to play a lovely part. What principles do you live by?
Do they help you explore and experience more of you and the world?
Let us know with a comment below.
Mr Twenty Twenty