Taiji Day 36: habit

At some point, not today, it will be possible for me to describe tai chi practice daily as a habit. Today the alarm went off, and three minutes later I was doing five golden coins. A few minutes later I was doing the form. But it’s not always that easy. Some days it’s really hard.

Twyla Tharp in her book the creative habit said that the getting out of bed, and the going downstairs to catch a taxi at 5am to the gym was much more important than the gym routine itself. The habit of getting up did more to prepare her for the rigor of working out than the workout.

I guess that’s how I feel about the tai chi. It’s only been a little over a month. New habits are made on the basis of routine. This isn’t yet routine.

But it’s getting there.

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