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This is great! To me, the Tai Chi parallel comes up in a couple of ways. Often, in movement, when we think we’re stuck, it’s because we’re fixated on the wrong thing….so rooting and releasing, reconnecting to the ground, actually releases what we thought was the stuck spot, or moves the barrels. Same thing happens in the two-person interactive practices, with a twist: the point of conflict, where we’re contesting the other person with direct strength, is never the Tai Chi solution. Sure, force on force works sometimes, but the true Tai Chi resolution to the situation isn’t “I win by force”, i.e. The Beeper, but when I can enter the Tai Chi state, resolution will occur and it’s not the forced outcome that either of us had in mind….Similar? Or slightly different? Good stuff!
- Dan from Massachusetts
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