The internal arts have been an oral tradition. It is only relatively recently that things have been written down. Illiteracy was more the norm in rural China. There is a problem with being literate. It tends to make people value what can be read or seen, over what can be felt or experienced. Avoid confusing clever with smart and what you’ve seen with what you’ve experienced. ...
Someone recently described running as a selfish form of exercise. I understood what he meant and understood the implications for Taiji practice. I think people reach only a certain level in Taiji because they approach practice selfishly. Group practice can counter this and can even provide practical skills. You train an awareness of your surroundings and a matching of movement and timing with...