Posts Tagged ‘Push-Hands: The Handbook For Non-Competitive Tai Chi Practice With A Partner’

As for increasing or furthering your understanding of reality, if you practice push-hands without attachment to results and without expectations of any sort you will gradually come to a state of functioning without the use of your discriminating intellect.  Your mind will not and really cannot draw distinctions of any sort as you push, because your reactions in attack and defense will then slow or stop altogether.  It is this state of mind, of being fully in the moment, which prepares the ground for flashes of enlightenment or of seeing the world more clearly.
    —    Herman Kauz
From his book:  “Push-Hands: The Handbook For Non-Competitive Tai Chi Practice With A Partner
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There is nothing wrong with, and much to be gained by, using our mind analytically, but to use it almost exclusively in this way is unbalanced and has a not insignificant responsibility for the perilous state of affairs on our planet.  Though the odds against it happening seem to be mounting, perhaps a more intuitive way of thinking about he world might help us to recognize and reduce in time our overdevelopment of and overdependence on the ever-growing machinery that is supposed to make our lives easier and better.  We are swept along by technological development so that in our urban environment, many of us interact increasingly with electronic devices and less with other human beings.  In addition, our culture is gradually losing our knowledge of and our direct connection with the natural or unprocessed things of the earth.  With a more intuitive way of thinking about our lives could come the realization that our very survival may depend on the other forms of life our present political and economic systems are destroying.  At the least, a better synthesis than we have now between the analytical and the intuitive, in which the intuitive gets equal attention, seems necessary to our longer-term welfare.
    —   Herman Kauz
From his book: “Push-Hands: The Handbook For Non-Competitive Tai Chi Practice With A Partner
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