Nothing Will Happen Today

Nothing will happen today

Deciding that nothing will happen today seems counter to what most of us want. We like new things to come into our lives. But what about when you don't want something? There's a connection to what we have in taiji…

Saturday Morning Class

Saturday Morning Class

Saturday Morning Class Starts: April 27, 2019 Time: 7:00 am - 8:30 am Location: Gemini Springs Park (East side parking. Then, across the Spillway, opposite the Spring House) For a while now, I've been thinking about starting a class (or two).…

Not Being Angry

Not being angry

There are good kinds of anger that can spur us to act, as when we become angry if we see something wrong. We may feel angry that whatever it is has happened and try to correct it or do something…

Notes. It’s Good To Keep Notes.

Notes. It’s good to keep notes.

Reviewing several of the forms I've learned after time away and finding I don't remember certain pieces isn't something I thought would ever happen. Silly me. Luckily, I took notes. Usually what happens is I will start a sequence, find a…

Sustaining Practice Long-Term

Sustaining Practice Long-Term

Most adults who start training in one or another of the arts continue for a few weeks or a few years, depending on what they are doing, what they want to do, and the opportunities the art, the teacher, or…

Old Ghosts

Old Ghosts

Taiji and forms solo practice is sometimes called shadowboxing - fighting an imaginary opponent or your own shadow. It's how we develop ourselves, learn how to move, and engage qi through the movements. But the fight with an imaginary opponent…

Sunrise And Stillness

Sunrise and Stillness

Sunrise this morning was impressive. The image doesn't do the colors justice. The clouds were more pink and the blue was so much more vibrant. Its one of the things I enjoy most about getting up early to practice or…

Early Morning, Just Before Sunrise

Early morning, just before sunrise

I cannot remember how many times over how many years I've been up before sunrise to practice. So very many stories to tell about early mornings in China. Today, going out on the patio, it was chilly. Not too cold,…

2019 Milestones and Changes

I've been doing some housekeeping and cleaning. Trying to decide what to keep or not. Do I really need to keep that ancient laser printer that was top-of-the line when I bought it, but for which I can't get parts…

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