Tai chi Y2D207: daily effort

The hardest part of any individual day of tai chi always seems to be the “getting up and into the tai chi headspace” part. The physical movements aren’t difficult. The mental movement is much harder. Even after more than a year and a half it’s never easy. And I wonder why that should be.

I don’t really have a good answer. I get up, I stand there for a little while, I do the tai chi form and the qi gong forms. And I thin, well, that’s done for the day. I don’t really want to do more than I do, but I don’t really want to do less either. And often I don’t even want to begin doing the work — but once I’ve started, I want to do the whole form.

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