The danger with ideas is that you can go badly astray. How?
Some Western tai chi people litter their houses with Chinese paraphernalia and become obsessed with the culture.
They visit the graves of dead tai chi instructors and stand in tai chi poses.
If you want to understand the culture that spawned tai chi, look to tao and zen, not your local New Age/feng shui shop.
Tai chi is not about three legged toads or I Ching mirrors.