In Taoist Tai Chi® practice, I have learned that I need to be patient, that things happen when it’s time and that there’s no point in forcing them. Frustrations and worries arise when I want too much, when I want things to happen quickly and in my own way. There is no point in pulling on a tree or a flower as they will not grow faster. It is better to give them the right conditions for development and to observe them grow peacefully . 

Patience and letting go are synonymous ideas that we have been discussing. For me, patience means learning to calm down, to better anchor myself in movement and in life. It means listening to what flows through me, observing what emerges without judgment. Letting go is not clinging, not letting myself be invaded by negative feelings, not identifying with the feelings that overwhelm me.

 

-Ghislaine