Saturday, September 22, 2012

Words to live by

Yang style Tai Chi takes its name from the Yang family who established the movements of the form six generations ago in China. The family has a motto for training and for life which is equally applicable to us as writers.

Diligence--Hard work and effort is a prerequisite for skilled development. Daily practice will be rewarded by beneficial results

Perseverance--It is important that a long enduring sense of purpose should be cultivated. This, combined with daily practice will achieve the results.

Respect --respect for your master, teacher and fellow man is important. Mutual respect serves to enhance a sense of community and solidarity in a society.

Sincerity -- Sincerity in attitude or motivation is a prerequisite for learning Tai Chi Chuan. Deal with others sincerely if you wish them to reciprocate. Maintain sincerity in the fore of your dealings with others and you will achieve a smooth flow in relationships.

 I've practised Tai Chi since 1987 and in all sorts of places in the world. Here I am in the Western Desert, Egypt.

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