No worries today. I’m in a tranquil place, as I just returned from a blissful time on the Oregon coast, at a small Tai chi retreat on the beach at Bandon. (An annual event, if you ever want to join us! organized by local martial arts teachers, from Fusion Kung Fu, Seattle.) It was a pristine setting, and an inspiring and spiritually moving experience. Sensually rich! to smell the sea air, watch the birds (pelicans!), to hear those crashing waves while practicing the graceful spiraling movements of Tai chi–and some Aikido– on cool wet sand: that’s one route to nirvana.
The lesson I brought home: our little frustrations are just that. Little snags in a movement that will not be stopped.
Only we control how we move through space, how we inhabit our bodies.
and, my inner geek cannot help sharing this inadvertently funny message from the Sunset Motel staff: