Yin and Yang relationship to each other is not static, duality. In motion they separate; in stillness they fuse. To the Taoist the fundamental principle of long & fulfilling life was the balancing of Yin & Yang in everything.
You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu
A tree as great as a Man’s Embrace - Springs from a small shoot;
A terrace nine stories high - Begins with a pile of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles - Starts under one’s feet
Do not be eager, gets what you have been given.
Listen to the energy behind the movements.
Softness is when our physicality no longer resists energy.
The feast is forward.
Practice false to cultivate the truth.
Your opponent starts first but you arrive first.
Imagination, song, the soaring spirit, Separate them to know them as aspects of the whole, Join them to know the mystery of totality.
Lose, lose, lose until there is nothing more to lose.
Chinese translation of “Pushing Hands” is called: “Investigating Hands”
Anybody who uses language should know that “words” are not a “replication” of experience but a “representation”. Language does not replicate experience although it may replicate what is thought to be experience.