At Tai Chi practice this morning I had an insight. We were practicing Push Hands with focus on martial arts applications. At some point I suddenly realized that I get so absorbed fending off the opponent’s pushing hand, that I completely ignore what is going with his other arm. This leave me wide open for a surprise attack from the other direction.
I later reflected that so in life: we sometimes get so absorb in one aspect of our current state, good or bad, that we become oblivious to whatever else is going on. We can be crying over spilled milk while our house is getting flooded, or rejoice having won a $5 lottery ticket, getting overly excited, thus missing an invitation to accept our dream job.
Indeed, the practice of Tai Chi and Push Hands seem to carry plenty of life lessons.
Learned from: Push Hand practice.