In the early fall I noticed a delicate pink lily was peeking out of a potentilla bush. I realized that the lily had embarked on a difficult journey to reach the light, persevering through dense foliage. With commitment and time, it succeeded.
That lily prompted me to reflect on my own journey on the path as a practitioner of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts, and of Master Moy’s teachings.
Although I have been practicing for a number of years, it has been the past twenty months that have had the greatest impact on my learning. The opportunity and privilege to attend weekly virtual gatherings are invaluable. Hearing the stories and learning more about his teachings from the directors are enabling me to develop a deeper understanding of his simple messages: the dan yu, the tor yu, balance, practice, relax and just let go. I am reaping the rewards of regular chanting as a spiritual benefit. It also contributes to my physical, emotional and mental well-being.
A better understanding of his teachings has allowed me to integrate them into other areas of my life. It has taken a while, but I now comprehend the true meaning of the 24/7, and ‘everything is everything’ concepts in this journey. His teachings are simple but not easy. Sometimes I struggle, find it challenging and falter, but just like the lily my path is defined and my journey continues.