Control

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Most disciplines are concerned with masteries of the mind and body. Only when we can control our minds and bodies could we claim to have mastered the respective disciplines.

I have seen fellow practitioners losing their cool during the push hands sessions, relying on their rage to dislodge their opponents. There are others who cannot resist using brute strength to force their opponents off their balance.

I often wonder if these practitioners are truly happy after each “win” in the push hands sessions. Did they realize what really happened was that they have lost the spirit of Taiji even though they have pushed their opponents off their feet?

Power is nothing without control. If we cannot control our mental and physical states, then I do not think we can consider ourselves as true Taiji practitioners.

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