“Limiting” is a gentler approach to the subject.
But pause for a moment. Suspend your beliefs for a jiffy. You’ll realize it too:
- Beliefs limit you.
They limit your perception of everything. Of anything. Of nothing. See? It’s obvious.
- Take time off.
- Fill your reservoirs of creativity. of power. of delight.
- Tap the unknown.
- Gaze into the night…the velvet night…the brushstroked bluecoat velvet night.
Many who don’t stock up, are forced to do so some time in their lives. That silent spirit, deep inside, that whispers solutions and hints at ways to connect more fully to life and to love…that spirit inevitably calls one to sink down and fill up.
One student didn’t like to learn.
When asked to adjust a Taiji pose, he’d make excuses, like “That’s now how I’ve seen it done.” He’d scowl. Or he’d say “That doesn’t feel right.”
The teacher saw that the struggle was internal…the student struggled to change, to do something new.
- The student held fast to beliefs.
So the teacher offered greater challenges: to travel up a mountain, train Taiji forms and drills, and return. But the student proclaimed the teacher “controlling” and refused each challenge.
Later, the student deceived the teacher and was, as a result, kicked out of the school. The student blamed the teacher for the student’s deception.
Was the teacher’s error continuing to teach? Continuing to offer challenges, while perhaps friendly on the teacher’s part, failed to serve the student in a good way because the student demonstrated an unwillingness to learn.
Maybe the error was imagining such a “student” as a student at all?
Free Taiji and Qigong Class Saturday, April 30 from 9 am to 11 am. Stop over…
Here’s where: 1420 Wild Apple Road, Corvallis, Montana.
This introductory class includes the following…
- History and Philosophy of Taijiquan
- Simple (and profound) Qigong
- Practice of the first section of the Old Yang Lu-chan Form
- A Dash of Cannon Fist
- Pushing Hands
- Healing Hands
Tai Chi, Qigong, and More
Naturally, we’ll warm up with an exquisite view of the Bitterroot Valley and Mountains. Then (you’ll see) we’ll dig in to Tai Chi and Qigong properly, and we’ll work with each other: a push touch and a healing touch.
And if you’ve experience Flow, you know.
However you discovered it, do it more because it provokes a deeper kind of awareness…an awe of the energies and mysteries that surround us.
It’s likely that, partly as a response to the great terrors that lurk deep inside the truth of being human and partly as a response to the amazing relief and sensuality hidden in any simple motion — giggling, laughter, or great guffaws begin to emerge from one who connects with the Great Flow.
Or whatever you want to call that Awe-filled experience.
Here’s a way to get there: use drills. And when you drill your drills look for 3 simple things to provoke that awesome flowing Taiji-y experience.
The next short show shows you how.