Performing the Tai Chi form is like going on a journey without travelling too far to reach a destination.
Well, the other day I took the wrong journey and still ended up at the right destination.
I was performing my Tai Chi form at the The Convent in Abbotsford, during a break at the Australian Appreciative Inquiry Forum day.
It was a beautiful sunny day and the grassed courtyard was the perfect environment to practice my Tai Chi form. I was focused and relaxed and commenced my journey with the opening posture and ventured onwards as I had done thousands of times before.
Then it happened.
I lost my way.
During the journey I ended up facing the wrong way in ‘Wave Hands Like Clouds’, missed the path to ‘Parting The Wild Horse’s Mane’ .
When I had realised what I had done I created a couple of new paths to include the missing postures and continued on until I had reached the end of the journey at ‘Completion’ of the form.
You see, I had travelled part of a wrong journey but still reached the right destination as the chi had flowed. Just like it had many times when I had travelled the right journey.
Many years ago I would have been very annoyed with myself for losing my way in the form. But now it doesn’t matter.
If I occasionally go on the wrong journey, it’s okay, as long as I reach the right destination.