Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Peace that Passeth Understanding....

My outdoor T'ai Chi Chih summer session began this morning. No outdoors. No summer. But, yes, we did a full T'ai Chi Chih practice. And that's what counts....

Rain falls daily and moreso over the past few nights and days. Our propane furnace has operated all week and today was no exception as I set out for my class at 8:45 a.m. with temps in the high 40s.

Shall I say that TCC practice was a bright spot in a dull, dark day? It seemed to be so. It felt wonderful to reconvene class members, some of whom only return to the area during the warm inviting flush of summertime.

And now we have once again come together, shared a special bond of energy through the familiar repetitive pattern of T'ai Chi Chih movements, and reestablished a connection that will last through eight weeks of class.

Each T'ai Chi Chih session is different and special due to the collection of individuals who choose to participate. Each class contains its own character, its own temperament, its own gifts.

I am grateful for each opportunity to share this moving meditation with others. For every minute that passes in a unified flow of movement. And, most of all, for the opportunity to share with one another a resonance of our inner essence with the harmony and peace of the cosmic energy ("the peace that passeth all understanding," Philippians 4:7).

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