Studying taoist, zen and martial arts literature will open your mind to new ideas, to possibilities you had not considered.
Authors such as Krishnamurti will significantly challenge long-held opinions and beliefs.

Serious contemplation will lead to a more resilient, flexible mind.
A mind capable of spontaneously changing as the circumstances require.
Change is not easy for most people; they cling to what was or to their narrow perception of what could be.

Even a small amount of reading every day will subtly change your consciousness.
You will begin to have insights, make connections and recognise associations and themes.
The expansion of consciousness will be notable over time.

Besides, without a comprehensive grasp of the principles of taoism, baguazhang and tai chi, how are you ever going to make the art work?