It’s been 16 days since I wrote my last blog and some of you have told me you miss it. I appreciate your comments and knowing you look forward to my posts.
Although I have not written here, I have been writing. In fact, lots of writing. So many over the years have encouraged me to write my story and I am now working on that. A writing coach. Weekly assignments. Reading specific writers who will help inform my own writing. Lots of writing. I am on my way, and Tai Chi will be a big part of the story. Tai Chi helped transform my life. Tai Chi helped me discover health and balance. Tai Chi is helping me get healthier as I age.
Occasionally, I mention to my students that Tai Chi is one of the few things in life that gets better as you slow it down. Slow everything down. Focus on the moment, on that single move you are about to take. We need to slow down, take some time to be quiet, for discovery to take place. Be quiet and empty out our thoughts and tensions. Only then will we be able to open up, receive new thoughts and new ways of moving through our days.
Tai Chi is a practice that teaches us ways of slowing down, emptying out our minds and learning to have our mind direct our energy in very healthy ways. It’s a great time of year to start a class, to do something so healthy for yourself that it will benefit not only you, but all those with whom you have contact. When we learn how to generate positive, relaxed energy it radiates out to others. We all like that and we all can use more of it.