Paying attention is probably the single most important aspect of learning Tai Chi at any level. Paying attention on a forensic level is vital but extremely difficult and something few in present society are comfortable with – it is a skill in it’s own right, from observing the teacher to observing ourselves and then to observing others. Tai Chi is the most sophisticated thing I have ever come across, also the most paradoxical and it just may be that attention is the most paradoxical part – it may be that the whole point of all Tai Chi practice is to encourage and channel us into paying attention to reality.
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