Blog Postings - Relaxed Mind Tai Chi Authour - Lee Chang Tye copyright - Relaxed Mind Tai Chi https://www.relaxedmindtaichi.com
As Qiguang Zhao comments in his book on Taoism: the process is more beautiful than the goal. He gives an example where lottery winners experience disappointment with their lives and their sudden fortune because they didn't experience the hard work of building that wealth. As it is with continued Tai Chi practice, enjoy the process of learning, refining, repeating and the feelings of well being that always accompany quality practice and don't keep looking for the results. I know quite few students who (understandably) want to be able to fah-jing well and keep looking to only develop this ability, some take short cuts by looking to other sources to mix in with what their teacher instructs so that they can take the fast track to the "secret", some only pick and choose what to practice and leave out certain exercises that are traditionally taught, some use "force" in lieu of relaxed issuing. However, just enjoying quality practice for the sake of practice seems to be the Taoist way. The rainbow is more beautiful than the pot of gold and the ambition of ownership destroys the beauty.
These are my thoughts about various aspects of Tai Chi. They may or may not be original and I try to give credit where credit is due.
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