Essential Nature

The most powerful martial art, and life skill, is meditation. If we have a calm, relaxed mind, we will be able to see clearly and be able to deal with situations before they build up to a point of no return. Only when you stake out a position and decide to stay there are you vulnerable to being pushed over.

Water will move out of the way, yet it doesn’t lose it essential nature. If you freeze or heat water it will adapt to the new situation and then return to normal when the pressure is off. If we let go of our ego and let go of thinking about ourselves as we used to be, we will be able to be reborn each moment into a new person comprised of our essential nature.

Sat. in the Park Update

Last week I wrote about Sat. in the Park also being held in the Studio for those who feel the park in the fall and winter is too challenging, weather wise. After much discussion, we have decided to, for the month of November at least, keep the Tai Chi practice to the Park only. So no Sat. in the Studio for now. I’ll let you know how the plans progress.

First Saturday Workshop, Push Hands, Nov. 3, 1 to 4 PM at the Studio – Fee $30

We will continue working on the two and four hands forms. Quite a nice turn out last month. Let’s keep it up. Just show up.