Oh right. After I do tai chi and my Druid practices, I write a brief blog entry. I almost completely forgot. You’d think after two years I’d remember that.
The last couple of days have been really good practice. Today was not as good as yesterday nor as good as the day before, but much higher quality work than last week or last month. And that’s good.
What quantifies today’s practice as not as good as yesterday and yet qualitatively better than say, a week ago? Let’s see: slowness. Breath work. Posture. Shift in stance.
But this is complicated. I’m doing “the same thing” I did three weeks ago, but there’s been a change in the last few days. It’s not in what I do, it’s how I do it. And a lot of how I do it comes down to very simple, basic things like stance and breathing and how those two things interact with one another. It’s like my body figured out what I’ve been asking it to do for two years and finally started saying, “oh, that? That’s what you want me to do? Why didn’t you say so?”
And I feel both exasperation that it took so long, and joy that it took so little time, to achieve this. Here’s to the continuation of this streak of good practices.