Hello again world,
Today is Friday. Yippieeeeee! The title says it all. Many of us are fearful of learning or doing something “NEW”! Fyodor Dostoyevski wrote in his book “Crime & Punishment”, “What people fear the most is taking a new step or uttering a new word!”
Tai Chi is a centuries old form of exercise and yet no matter how many times it is practiced, it is still “NEW”. Tai Chi is good for the body, mind & spirit. It brings balance to all three in this chaotic society that we live, work & play in. But it is up to us to put away the fear of taking a new step and determine whether we want to start.
When I began Tai Chi, I wanted to be good at it from the beginning, but that couldn’t happen because I didn’t know the form. As with everything there is a beginning, a time of learning that should not be feared, but embraced. Now every time I do Tai Chi I see the “ZEN” of the movements. No matter how many times I do Tai Chi, I see myself doing it as the very first time to sharpen the movements and regain my balance in this life!