Browsing Archive: December, 2015

New Year, new resolutions and "wu wei".

Posted by Fiona Anderson. on Saturday, December 19, 2015,
Many people translate "wu wei" as meaning things will just happen, but there's more to it than that:

For ages, I have been planning out my back garden... Since I'm not the world's keenest gardener, but still want a nice tranquil place to have green growing stuff, sit out in, as well as practice my tai chi, it's taken me a while to work out what would fit all those different requirements.

So, in preparation for next year, I have now created a middle paved space for room enough to twirl around in...
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Self-cultivation is a process, not a goal.

Posted by Fiona Anderson. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015,
People these days are very goal-oriented, which can be a good thing in the business world, where people have to work to deadlines, but which can hold you back in your tai chi life.

Tai chi is all about working on yourself, to cultivate a progressive change over a long time, so that you will be more relaxed and more healthy and more mindful. The harder you work to achieve any of these things in a particular time-frame, it will actually hold you back.

If you think of plants growing, they don't ...
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