I haven’t had a cigarette in 10 years. Not one puff. Today is a big milestone for me. I like to write, so this post is my way of celebrating. You can celebrate with me by reading along.
For years, I felt like a fraud. I’m often seen as someone oozing with willpower. After all, I’ve spent the last 25 years mastering several styles of kung fu, including various weaponry. But here’s the thing: I never felt like someone with willpower.
Are you eager to learn more about qigong, tai chi, and meditation? Are you struggling with discipline? Want to know more about the history and theory of these arts? Then ask questions, grasshopper! The human brain functions better when using questions. All teachers know this. They know that presenting information is only half the battle. Maybe less than half the battle. […]
You know, it’s funny. I’ve been teaching qigong for over ten years, I’ve published over 100 blog posts, I’ve taught over 10,000 amazing people — and yet for some reason I don’t have a post that clearly answers the most common questions about qigong. Let’s change that right now, shall we? Here are the 17 […]
“I’ve been practicing Tai Chi an hour a day for 30 years,” he said, “but I’m still a long way from being a master.”
It was a beautiful, cloudless day in Golden Gate Park. I was 25 years old, and I had recently earned a black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate.
Tai Chi was completely foreign to me.
“How will you know when you reach mastery?” I asked.
I didn’t mean to be insulting, but the man clearly took offense. A quick scowl, and then he walked off.
I never did get his name.