Montag, 19. März 2018

Dao as the Source


A weapon that is too stiff will burst.
A piece of wood that is too hard will break.

A piece of leather that is too brittle will split.
The teeth being harder than the tongue,
suffer damage first.

Therefore:

The soft and the weak
are the trunk of life.

The hard and the strong
are the disciples of death.

Yuandao - Dao as the Source




Picture by Michael Busch: Ma Yueliang 1992

Pushhands and being in the moment


In Pushhands you have to give your full attention. But do not try to figure out what is the right thing to do. Once you plan, you will miss. Be in the moment and "listen" to the other. Do not force your ideas. Wait for the right moment and the good opportunity. Give up yourself, follow the other and the result will be amazing.


Samstag, 17. März 2018

Forget about yourself


In Pushhands one knows the idea:

Forget about yourself and follow the other.

If you do not do that, to forget your own ideas, two things will happen:

1. You stop paying attention, you miss what’s going on and don’t really develop tingjin.

2. You will not fit to the changes that have occurred and you get easily suprised by the actions of the other.

All the best and have a nice day

Martin