Monday, September 10, 2012:
Today's T'ai Chi Chih practice had a totally different feel from yesterday's "day of rest" practice. By the time I made it out to the deck into warm sunshine and whispering breezes I'd already made three or four phone calls and was awaiting responses on several important pieces of business.
A nearby oak scattered its acorns onto the deck in a busy, repetitive pattern. And I felt that I was, indeed, back into the routine of a demanding high-paced work week.
Luckily my TCC practice did me good as I'm sure it did my library patrons good when I arrived at work after lunch. My 20 minutes of practice helped me to slow and quiet myself and brought my heart and soul back into balance.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012:
Frances and I received some disappointing news yesterday that is challenging me to reorient myself into a more positive, hopeful frame of mind. Last evening's conversation with one of my brothers helped. And, of course, this morning's TCC practice contributed to a whole new outlook on life.
That, I think, is one of the many benefits of TCC practice. It helps me to reframe, release, and return myself to a place of peace and comfort. A place where all happenings in my life teach me, guide me, and open me up to new ideas and information. My life offers constant lessons in learning to let go....