Tao/zen-inspired arts are concerned primarily with working upon the 'self'.
Instead of seeking opponents to battle, you must deal with the following problems:
  1. Self-importance
  2. Pettiness
  3. Conceit
  4. Vanity
  5. Pride
This is the focus of the practice and the meaning of the quote at the top of the page.

Learning a tai chi form is relatively easy.
Ridding yourself of the things that impede peace of mind and wholeness is a far harder challenge.

Students begin class with all manner of personal baggage, and shedding this may take a long time.
Some people have the patience and humility to make significant progress, whilst many others do not.

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