I did my tai chi this morning with a very deliberate care. One step at a time. Deep Breath. Another step. Deep breath. It’s amazing how often I ‘forget’ about breathing deliberately during tai chi.
Even with that deliberateness, though, it’s easy to rush. I think of Box Ears with Fists as about the halfway point of the form. The first half of the form up to that point took about twelve minutes; the second half took four minutes. Slow down. What’s the rush?
I think this is going to be key to my practice over the next few months — to work so that the second half of the form takes the same length of time as the first half, or maybe even slower.