Everyday life

Half-heartedness and holding-back from things will perpetuate self-consciousness.
Instead of diving-in, a person may often remain a spectator.

A monk asked Master Haryo, "What is the way?"
Haryo said, "An open-eyed man falling into the well."
This moment is happening - right here and now - whether we surrender to it or not.
Seeking to remain on the periphery is an illusion; it is not achievable in reality.
You cannot be a bystander in your own life.

Tai chi chuan and baguazhang teach the student to become aware of the moment, to yield to its flow... and to lose their stubborn, conflictive self.
This process is difficult (for there are many obstacles) and may take quite a while to achieve.
But it is worth it, and will dramatically affect your quality of life.