Thursday, March 25, 2010
Attitude for learning Taiji
I think that the attitude for learning taiji should be that you should always consider yourself wrong. There is really only one correct way, which can never be achieved. In the process of striving to get as close to the correct way as possible, you will see improvement along the way. When compared between 2 people, a higher skilled person is one that is closer to the correct way than the less skilled person, but they are both "wrong" or non-perfect, just to difference degrees. Only in this mindset, one can continuously improve one's taiji skill. If one is being criticized as being "wrong", gladly accept it because that is the truth. Openly discuss the reasons for such comment, and one can always learn something from the experience.