As Tai Chi players we are fortunate to participate in a practice which most exemplifies Nature and the Tao. From mimicking the natural postures of animals to following the movements of planets, Tai Chi forms bring us a certain connection to the intrinsic elements that comprise all of creation and, thus, to the Creator, the Tao.

However, to truly appreciate this special relationship, it is essential that we master the principles of Tai Chi. This does not mean that we must become recognized masters with students in twenty countries, a pageful of Amazon DVDs for sale and interviews in martial arts magazines and on TV and internet talk shows. It does mean that in the very lotus of our hearts, we know with all due humility that we have mastered those principles and feel humbled by the immensity and magnificence of this creation which most merely take for granite.

As true masters, we marvel at the wonders manifested and intricately entwined by the Creator for all to enjoy. But how does one become a true master of Tai Chi and, thus, Life, itself? The answer is simple: by advancing from being a piece of creation to being a Creator, whole and complete. While that answer is simple, the process is not. It involves organizing your mind, which, for many, is mind-boggling in itself.

However, the truth of the matter is simply this: organize your mind in the relentless pursuit of a goal, and your emotions, your physical body and your energies will all follow suit and align with your mind in that very same pursuit.  Once that is accomplished, you need only to keep striving toward that goal with no thought of its possibilities. Leave the possibilities and impossibilities to Nature.

In the following video, yogi and spiritual master Jaggi Vasudev clearly points out how this organization of the mind can be achieved. You can create a joyful, peaceful and loving world for yourself and others through mastery of the principles of Tai Chi.

The main points explained in the video include:

  • Moving from a compulsive state of action to a conscious one.
  • Leaving the possibilities and impossibilities to Nature.
  • It’s not possible means “I don’t want it.”
  • Not being dissuaded by past experiences.