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.