There’s no question that daily practice is the key to success with qigong, tai chi, and any meditative art.
But many people fail to practice because they don’t understand the art of learning. They think that mistakes are a mistake!
“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.