Relaxed and sharp

On my first taiji-session, when I was a young man, I tried to take control of the complex movements, quickly and efficiently, to show others how smart I am.

The teacher comes to me, breathes and looks at me calmly. – “Listen Pekka, we’re not trying anything special, just being relaxed and sharp. Simultaneously.”

Relaxation is the vigilance of body and mind in this moment. Sharpness is a clear intention of the body and mind, a readiness for rapid and directed progress.

Balancing Being and Doing. Now.


Coaching Corner:

(reflect alone) What are you trying to accomplish – in your life and work? (start dialogue) With whom can you relax and think brightly together, without restrictions?


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By Pekka Pirhonen

Stopping and moving people. A shift in being initiates a shift in action. Organisation Consultant and ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Focus areas in my client work: (1) Strategic and cultural renewal (2) Management team awareness (3) Growing as a leader and a human being

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