At my Tai Chi practice earlier this morning, I gained an insight: rather than busy myself with every little detail of my Tai Chi Short Yang form — hands, wrists, arms etc. I focused my attention solely on my pelvis. The pelvis and hips are central to the origin and control of the upper body movements. After twenty plus years of practice, I proficiently know the Short Yang form; I can safely assume that my body absorbed the movements of the arms and hands. Thus, I decided to trust my body and let it take care of the outer limbs. Being very attentive to my pelvic area, allowed me to better direct and control the source of my movements. Sure enough, the result was that the extremities followed suit, and my movements became at once better grounded yet notably relaxed.
It occurred to me how similar this is to many aspects of life. We need to better focus on what is central and more important for us, rather than busy ourselves with the minute. When we center ourselves on the significant, whether it is our life’s goals, family or spiritual growth, with a little trust, the rest will end up taking care of itself.
Learned from: watching my Tai Chi form changing as I entrusted myself to my core movements.