‘My first intentional practice of Tai Chi began years ago on a rainy day in the month of June. The sweet cadence of the rain in all it’s rhythmic glory, the cleansing nature of the rain was just as wonderfully comforting as much as the experience of Tai Chi, with its movement in stillness and the stillness of its movements.
As I tried to move in unison with breath and learned to direct the momentum for the movements from the central core of the body to the outward, I could draw the parallels of the simple yet profound principles of Tai chi giving a lifetime’s guidance.
A life lived in the middle path gives one equanimity to see beyond the obvious. To envision the duality of existence enough to understand joy and sorrow, are not something eternal. Life becomes simple and just as easy to live as we make it , letting go of excesses of any kind, which ultimately works towards healing oneself from within.
It only adds to the fact that this moderation makes you want to work at building progressively, instead of pushing the boundaries and stretching beyond your abilities to the point of probably injuring yourself and giving up altogether.
The rain’s rhythmic tapping on my open window sill, the occasional bursts of cool breeze surrounding me now and then was in tune with my learning to release and melt away the accumulated stresses through conscious gentle outward movements . I felt a few varied sensations coming to me vying for attention, but as soon as my focus returned to simply witness the flow of breath in the movements the very same sensations completely vanished.
It was so peaceful to end the practice with breath awareness and mindful movements that I must add that like everything else in life, Tai Chi must be ideally learned under the guidance of a good teacher to experience the gamut of life enriching experiences it surely has to offer.
As I completed my practice for the moment , suddenly there was thunder and lightning signifying the release of feel good endorphins and hopefully parting with some of the tensions within me. This is after all the essence of Tai chi , to be one with Nature and learn to nurture it .
A humble dedication to Tai Chi form and the powers of the supreme in and around us.
Imagination begins with thoughts There is great power in imagination Imagination can heal or hurt Stemming from infinite abundance. Imagination draws from nature & nurture.
In thinking out of the box Raw & unstructured or uncontrollable Resulting in unexpected creativity Exploring potential possibilities. Thoughts in a flow, forming patterns Shapes moulding within a structure
Meandering like a river Or bursting like a volcano Uncontrollable & quite unexpectedly Often chaotic and welling up the feelings.
Imagination seeks to find its own path
Much of imagination is forgotten soon Or gets lost in translation.
When imagination is reinforced In strength of inate potential of being There is hope for inspirational creativity When imagination is reigned In fear and ridicule There is chance of darkness of morbidity Creating doubts and uncertainties.
Your Imagination is who you are Imagination manifests through you Yet in steering imagination Creativity is born. The source of thoughts arise from within You have the choice to steer the course In mindfulness the path of imagination Can be witnessed and channeled.
The journey of imagination Take you places you have never been.
Betwixt & beyond the illusions & reality Through dimensions of time & space To the quantum truths of your being In expressing, exchanging imagination.. Innovations are possible. The magic is all in the imagination What matters is where you want to go!
Pareidolia(/ˌpæriˈdoʊliə/,USalso/ˌpæraɪˈ-/) is the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous visual stimulus (so that one sees an object, pattern or meaning where in fact there is none).
Ref Wiki Seeing familiar objects or patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects or patterns is called pareidolia. It’s a form of apophenia, which is a more general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random information. Face pareidolia seems to be a universal phenomenon.
Finding faces in the most unexpected places, may have an evolutionary angle of a need to seek familiarity in the wake of the unknown, for a psychological safety. Or finding faces in the bonnet of a car that makes it look more fun, friendly & smiling.
Maybe piecing the possibilities together to make sense is an illustration in the illusion… Whatever the case creativity of the human mind is infinite in its potential to conjure up endless possibilities out of practically nothing concrete.
In the ability to create abstract associations to integrate and create and merge a more meaningful interpretation for ourselves,makes it an art of limitless possibilities.
Two ways of thinking…. Familiarity breeds contempt While the absence makes the heart fonder.
All seems wonderful in the beginning As time goes by time takes its toll. Straining the togetherness Cracking apart at its seams Creating distances and gaps that grow Making the memories sustain in hope Or seek a closure in forgetfulness.
In isolation and silence Seeds of thoughts find time to germinate In both exclusion or seclusion The heart longs for companionship The thoughts turn to fond remembrances Of bygone memories of the good times Life tries to recall & recreate those times. To salvage what is left and cherish Knowing the priceless treasures it brings. Hence the absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Life moves on and finds new beginnings Yet in adaptability & flexibility Nature continues its pathway All comes a full circle. Such is the circle of life.