Glass Half Full
A glass that has nothing in it looks empty, yet it is full. Full of potential. That is true power – the power of emptiness turning into fullness. Fullness has nowhere to go but toward emptiness – yet even this is power, as any movement is a source of power.
When I start a Tai Chi form. I stand like an empty glass waiting for the right moment to come to begin to fill. The first movement in my Tai Chi Chuan form is Commencement. The movement is like starting with an empty glass, then filling it as full as possible, then emptying it again – only not all the way. I keep energy in my body from the waist down. Half empty, half full – ready to go either way. I can expand and fill into Ward Off or empty into Roll Back. This special moment is precious. Savor the moment with all its possibilities.
New Tai Chi Chuan Classes
The Gilman Studio celebrates its 46th year of expert instruction in Tai Chi, Qigong, and related topics. Winter classes start week of February 1. New beginning Tai Chi classes being offered are Senior Short Form on Fridays at 12:30 to 1:30 with John Considine and Long Form on Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 PM with Stephanie Morrell. Please visit for full schedule, details, and information, or call Michael Gilman at 360 385-5027. First class is always free so come and check it out.