Old Man Martial Arts

  This morning’s neigong; An old man has to be mindful; He cannot move without thinking about it first; Legs have to be balanced; Care has to be taken with arthritic joints. Every step is measured; Every push is done with care; Pain gives a measurement; ‘Training’ involves a higher percentage of mind. BUT this is a good thing; The young don’t have to think; Their perception and perspective is flawed; Their hormones and naïveté control them. Many old MAists try to be young; Making them feel old before their time; “I can still do it” sounds so sad; Like … Continue reading Old Man Martial Arts

I Alone Am Still….

This morning’s neigong: Once again the air is different; Every day it changes as the wheel of the year turns; Every day the smell and taste has a difference; Nobody else seems to notice. I alone am still; I feel the stasis of the universe; I am as I am because everything else is as it is; As everything else is moving; I alone am still. People rushing to work; Taking kids to school; Birds flying, trees and plants growing; I feel the earth turning; Everything balancing everything else. But I alone am still. Continue reading I Alone Am Still….

The Sky Weeps To The Earth

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 … Continue reading The Sky Weeps To The Earth

Tai Chi Is About Depth

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 … Continue reading Tai Chi Is About Depth

Lose Yourself

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. Continue reading Lose Yourself

Nature’s Way

  This morning’s neigong: Don’t look for it…. It cannot be seen; Don’t try to find that deep state: Don’t think, instead just be present. Feelings don’t require words; Let them come and go; Just watch whatever comes; Thoughts, feelings – nothing stays. Let go, let go, let go… Just ‘be’; Be yin, be yang, be neutral; Be totally in the present. Nature’s wordless speech; Can be experienced in this state; On this late summer overcast day; Natures freshness has begun turning in on itself. Soon enough it will hibernate to heal; The earth, wind, rain and sun nourish us … Continue reading Nature’s Way