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.
(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?