*Sent*: Friday, April 13, 2007 12:26 AM
The act of trying to let go has struggle inbuilt because a part of you wants to hang on to it! It is like trying to test the waters with your toes while hanging on to the land. Whereas with surrender there is no struggle as you are jumping in with both feet.
As a student if you judge the teacher then there is struggle as it comes in the way of the training. Whereas if you surrender to the teaching then it will accelerate.
The limitation of learning is always that of a student if the teacher is able and willing to provide the teaching!
*Sent*: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:21 PM
Subject: *Tai Chi Chuan – The Dynamic Balance*
I would like to share with you the experience I had at our Tai Chi lesson this morning.
In our lesson this morning, I was practising and then you got us to focus on our legs, then I experienced this amazing transfer of energy from left to right and then left then right again, as we shifted our weight. It was very dynamic. I learnt the next level of Tai Chi Chuan today and I understand there are 108 levels? Wow!
The novice cut at Tai Chi is that you see these slow movements that seem easy and then as you understand better you realise that these apparently slow movements are in fact body moving in a dynamic balance.
Then you mentioned those profound words “The dance of Lord Shiva; if it stops what happens?” …Indeed the whole creation is kept in dynamic balance by the dance of Shiva and Tai Chi Chuan is an opportunity to experience that at a microcosmic level. What a privilege!
Then as I was driving back, I was moved by the thought of the cosmic nature of Tai Chi Chuan and also realising how easy it is to lose perspective and get caught up in the mundane things of the world.
Thank you Ric, my teacher for taking me on this journey.
*Sent*: Friday, December 22, 2006 5:02 PM
I am really enjoying Tai Chi. Although I have only attended 3 classes so far, it has been an enriching experience.
In particular, when I was doing the moves in my second class, I felt the movement of energy through my body and in one of the postures when the left and right hands came together, it resulted in exchange of energy which was incredible.
You have mentioned that Tai Chi contains the potential for ?Chi? to awaken spontaneously in the student and thereafter to flow spontaneously. I didn?t realise it could happen so quickly.