Taiji Day 28: Do the Work

There’s little else that needs to be said.  I’m away from home today.  It was difficult to do the work.  I wound up doing it in two parts — the Five Golden Coins routine in someone’s living room, and the taiji form in the back yard.  Both times left my heartbeat elevated and my breath heaving.  (This is no bad thing).

Deborah says in her current blog post, “everyone wants to be famous but no one wants to do the work.” Today, I’m inclined to agree with her.  There’s always one more blog post to read, one more Facebook status to comment on, one more app to check out or review, one more online game to play.  There’s virtually a whole host of things that seem pressing or important (more likely, we know they’re escapist, but choose to escape anyway). Except when the escape is over, and you’re back in the cage, then what?

Stop reading this.  Go take a walk.  Go outside.  Get some fresh air.  Write a poem.  Work in the garden. Do something.

Do the work.

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