How to Learn Anything, the Tai Chi Way

To learn how to do something, make it easy enough for yourself that you can have fun with it.  When it becomes so easy that you become bored, you will naturally want to increase the challenge.  If you let the natural learning process proceed in this way, your skill will progress automatically, without a sense of conscious … Continue reading How to Learn Anything, the Tai Chi Way

Vidal on Lao Tzu

The following excerpt is from Creation: A Novel by Gore Vidal and describes an encounter between the narrator and Lao Tzu.  It aptly describes the state tai chi is practiced from: "When we say do nothing, we mean do nothing that is not natural or spontaneous. You are an archer?" "Yes. I was trained as … Continue reading Vidal on Lao Tzu