Greetings. I hope you enjoyed the week-end. Here in Port Townsend it is clear and mild. The snow capped mountains sparkle against the deep blue of the sky. Lovely.
I love hearing from my fellow Tai Chi players. Many write to ask me how long will it take to learn the forms – short , long, partner, etc. Here is my answer.
It all depends. One can never guess, nor should they wonder how long. Tai Chi is a process, a journey to one’s true self. The Tai Chi learning process doesn’t have a destination, an end. Each and every practice session is Tai Chi. There is never a time when you can say – “now I know Tai Chi. I’m done with my study”. Stay open to each and every moment, feel what is going on inside, applying principles as you learn them. Realize that you are doing Tai Chi perfectly for where you are right now. If you have your mind on a destination, you’ll surely miss the mystery and magic of the journey. So celebrate the fact that our Tai Chi study never ends.