reply to post by Taledus
That was brilliant, thanks. I agree with the affecting something without touching it. Physicality has limitation, the mind does not. This tai chi book
I have makes that quite clear, that striking from a distance of 10 feet or 1 inch makes no difference with chi, its not about force so much as will,
and the flow.
I will have to try your paper technique. I focus a lot on circulating chi through my hands but lately i've taken some advice by trying not to do even
that.. So that effectively, some people are able to train themselves to affect things without seeing them, or being near them at all. To just FEEL
Thats one thing that I really think about.. the idea of exerting force, or "pushing" something using an energy. It seems limiting. I am still
learning however. I have had glimpses of the future which have given me concepts to try in the past, things to aim for. If it wasn't for glimpses
of the future, I don't know if I would ever have started meditation. But yeah, what I'm trying to get to.. in several of these "views".. I was
affecting things with chi.. I felt the chi flow through my hand, but not necessarily INTO the object, I remember that specifically, that it was more
like I was using the chi in the object, not affecting it with my chi.. using ITS chi.. I could feel objects as if they were my own hands and feet,
moving them was as easy as moving fingers.
However.. there is much to gained by chi awareness and controlling its flow, to this, i agree, and continue to persue. I am eager to learn as much as
I can, and teach as much as I can.
Thank you for your explanation, i'm sure you'd make a good teacher. I hope a few incidents haven't discouraged you. There is no greater joy to me
then imparting knowledge to others, and bringing that knowledge with the care and patience. The greatest moments are when you begin to penetrate that
stubborness, its like they are waves crashing off you, and you are the rocks. You just need to stay strong.
Your cousin made an immature choice, but I believe all can be redeemed, and all can be trained. If one is considered not responsible enough for
wisdom, how will they ever gain the wisdom that cultivates that new sense of responsibility?
I don't believe there are any bad people, just degrees of self-awareness.
To some people, the knowledge you have might seem like quantum physics, when really they need to first get a firm grasp of basic math.
You start small, real small. We can plant seeds, its up to others to nurture it.
In your cousins situation, perhaps you can toss him a tiny seed and see where it goes. He's at an age of great growth, perhaps he can grow into
something of a marvel, its not too late.
Those who fear wisdom fear responsibility, and detachment of the old ways they cling to. I can't help but feel responsible to pass on the wisdom, and
it seems you feel the same. I hope you don't give up. We need more patient teachers, more steady rocks.