Student's Viewpoint




Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 2:01 AM
Real Tai-Chi?

Met a (family)friend who has been doing Tai Chi for a long time already. So we did it together once.
It was very interesting. The moves were quite the same, but also totally different.
Hard to describe, but it was as if the forms were not clear, not exact... maybe without purity. I cannot find the right words.

I understand now what you mean, when you talked to me about real Tai Chi Chuan! As I saw this kind of Tai Chi, I knew what it meant to practise "real" Tai Chi.  :-)

Happy greetings from Salzburg to Sydney,


Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 2:47 AM
Intensive I really appreciate the last one-two months in Sydney, when we did all the intense Tai Chi lessons.
We did it so often , that I still have it like a picture in front of me.


Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 11:05 PM
Subject: Tai Chi

Today is such a beautiful day, sun is shining and it is really warm. So I decided to go outside and do some Tai Chi in our garden.
It felt really good to be able to do it outside again!!!
I did section
s one and two. Then I decided to do section one again.

But this time I closed my eyes and it was sooo nice. It was as if my body moved by itself. I could feel every little movement in my body. It just happened....And the best was that I DID NOT THINK AT ALL.
From time to time my whole body trembled, especially my hands...but it felt soooo good.

I hope you are doing fine, fall is coming to Sydney, right? And here summer arrives (slowly). Now it is so beautiful here, warm and green.

 "Liebe Gre"   (best greetings)


Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 4:33 PM
Subject: poems

Hi Ric
These are some thoughts which came into my mind...from what I have learned in life since I came to Australia and also since I started the Tai Chi.

Be wise, not smart.
Don't judge, just speak the truth.
Don't discern reality through thinking,
Discern it through experience.

True Love gives because She does,
And needs no answer.

Only the wise recognizes the fool,
Who tries to understand his life through his thinking,
But does not learn from his experience.

Our search,
For the answer to our questions-WHY?
The meaning of our lives,
The reasons for joy and sorrow.
All that is a search,
At which end we find our answers,
Through God within.

The one who wants to understand God with his mind is a fool,
Because he will never find Him.
But who tries to realize God with his heart is wise,
And will meet Him on the way.

The power of our minds to heal,
When connected with the Almighty Love,
Shows itself as what we call a "miracle".




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