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The Sky Weeps To The Earth

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This morning’s neigong:
The sky weeps to the earth;
And earth yields in empathy;
The tears soften and nourish the earth;
Which in turn nourishes everything attached to it.

Empathy is to yield and receive first;
To use the intelligence of our soul to understand;
To receive, with an open spirit;
And then to nourish the situation in a helpful way.

Just as the earth softens to the tears of the sky;
Humanity should soften towards any situation first;
Join with it to understand it;
Then bring it to a state of harmony.

For this we need a soft front and a strong back;
The balance of yin and yang within ourselves;
This has to be trained and understood;
This is the way of Tai Chi….

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Tai Chi Is About Depth

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This morning’s neigong:
Tai Chi is all about depth;
It’s an iceberg rather than a mountain;
Not how much you know;
But how deeply you can experience.

Buddha means ‘one who is awake’;
Living fully in the present;
Experiencing life in all it’s richness;
We have a body and senses for just that purpose.

It is at is, right now in this moment;
The pressure of moist summer air on the skin;
Invigorating the internal system from the lungs;
Tasted on the tongue, smelled in the nose;
The sweet fragrant mix of roses and jasmine.

The softness of yin;
On the inside of the limbs and down the front of the body;
The empowerment of yang;
On the outside of the limbs and up the back;
The perfect harmony of the two…

The more yin your mind makes the yin;
The more you empower the yang;
And vica versa;
The depth of the experience becomes richer.

Tai Chi power is all about the depth of the awareness, focus, sensitivity and intensity;
And your ability to direct it.

 

Steve Rowe— at Shi Kon Martial Arts.

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The Yin Yang Transitions

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This Morning’s Neigong:

The late summer slightly damp wooded ‘scent’ in the air;
When in yin it feels like the front of the body and the inside of the limbs are in the shade;
When in yang it feels like the back and outside of the limbs are in the sun.

In neigong we hold to feel and then gently transition to feel the intention change;
In the form we feel the spiralling action of the transitions;
The softness of the embrace at the front;
The power of the spine at the back;

How life needs the transitions;
From the tenderness of love;
To the power of resolve;
How often both are needed in one body at the same time;
For us to survive with intelligence and wisdom.

This is my present;
This is my gift;
I only need to have the direct experience in this moment;
To understand why Tai Chi is life.

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Lose Yourself

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This morning’s neigong:
The self doesn’t want to die;
But if you wait long enough it will;
It will use fear and anxiety;
Distraction and apathy;
Anything to prevent truth.

But the truth is that it is an illusion;
There is no self;
When you wait long enough;
It falls away;
The veil of illusion drops.

The universe is joined up;
There is no separation;
All eyes have the same energy looking out;
When you realise this;
You will never feel lonely or isolated again.

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