Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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THE Tao is like an empty bowl,
Which in being used can never be filled up.
Fathomless, it seems to be the origin of all things.
It blunts all sharp edges,
It unties all tangles,
It harmonizes all lights,
It unites the world into one whole.
Hidden in the deeps,
Yet it seems to exist for ever.
I do not know whose child it is;
It seems to be the common ancestor of all, the father
 of things.


Translated by John C. H. Wu
Interpretation by Bill Bernsen


RESONATE


Tai Chi Chuan
Gestures
Have a Mother
Slow Set
And
Father
The Master
Ideas
Flow out
Of emptiness
I must first
Be hollow
Takes many years
Once I am hollow
My attention/concentration
Is what directs the flow
Get to the point
Of being
A funnel
For the ideas
Pelvis is like
A hollow bowl
Being used
Can never
Be filled up
Same with all joints
In my body
Then I have reached
Tai Chi Chuan
It is the origin of all
Gestures
Hollow joints
Create the energy
No intent
Expressed in the postures
This hollowness
Is where
The mind/body
Merge
To create ideas (life)
Need Jing/Chi
I get it
From the joints/sinews
Not just the muscle
Or just the mind
Merge in the joints
If there is anything
In the joints
Physical or emotional
It will
Block the clear path
For the merger
Work on
Joints/sinews
Round the sharp thoughts
Loosen the twisted mind
Harmonizes bright ideas
United the body
Into one chi
Concealed
In the cells
The hip joints
Can call for Help
From the legs
And assist
The arms
Just being
I use the Tai Chi
It uses me
However
Tai Chi never abuses
So use and
Not abuse
There is abuse
That takes place
If I do not follow
My heart
So return to the
Tao
This is hidden
In Slow Set
Tai Chi Chuan
Gestures
Must be deep
Ancestral
To the 10,000 applications
When I start
Slow set
I must be hollow
Of ideas/feelings
So the deep ancestral
Masters can fill
Me each time
10,000 times
Once this connection
Is made
The things
Others do
For me
I do for them
Treat all things equal
Working
On the joints
Including
The major joint
The waist
Blunting the sharp
Points of the joint
Loosen the joint
Dimming light
Lightness in weight
Atom
Cell
Organ
Limb
Body
Home
Class
School
State
County
World
Universe
Idea
Simple, plain
Natural honest
Slow set
Is infinite
Regarding
The end
Of new ideas
There is no end
I cannot be filled up
Nor completely drained
The idea
Is the solution
To this paradox
Tai Chi Chuan
Undoes
That which others
Have forced on me
When I was not
Strong enough
To handle
The peer pressure
Be a hollow
Bellows
During practice
Gestures will give me
Chi (air)
Hollow bowl
Not an empty bowl
Slow Set = ideas
Something
New everyday
Like a hollow vessel
Its use is inexhaustible
Undoing is
No longer aimlessly
Drifting from knowledge
Rather going
By instinct
For example
I had an urge
To pick-up magazine
Found the article about
Elasticity
In the Universe
Instinct is the lineage
Working thru me
Don’t interfere
With the Masters’ plans
Reaching a state
Of Wu-Wei
Vortex
That undoes
That which should
Not be
By spiraling out
Of the hollow
Out of
The enigmatic
Masters flows
The form
Filling the unfillable
Form
Chest is like
A hollow hub Heart
Out of it flows
Control
Techniques will come
Into existence
Mysteriously flows
Energy/the Masters
Hollow
I receive/change
Slow set
Done physically
Before understood
Spiritually
And be creative
Hollow intent
Fill with Ching/Chi/Shen
Slow set is the process
Of these three
To be the Tao
Human body
Is used
But never filled
The slow set “must”.
Dull sharpness
Of opinions
Resolve
Twists
Of the heart
Kinks
Of the sinews
Softens confusion
Hidden coil spring
Jing
I cannot see it
But I feel it
It unites the body
Into one chi
Kai He Style
Filling feet/calves
Like hands/forearms
Stability
Reaching
To heaven (spirit)
While sinking
Fully open body
Every cell
Euphoric
Tai Chi Chuan
Slow set
Heeler to all
When in doubt
Do slow set
Got a problem
Hollow my mind
Do slow set
Master will solve
The problem
Must be hollow
To receive
Tai Chi Chuan
Unites the body
Into one chi
Controlled
By gravity/spirit
Hollow
Equals worthy
To receive
The lineage (Tao)
Pour
Into the Slow Set
It will not be filled
Pour out of it
I can never
Deplete it
Squares are rounded
Conflicts united
Enlightenments
Allowed to rest
Be like
A hollow bowl
Guard against
Assuming it
Is full
Who made the bowl
My mother and father
They added their past
Faults/ideas
When something
New enters
What it does
To the bowl
Fills it for a second
How fast
Can you hollow it again
Holding on
To past
Mistake or idea
Is what
Fills the bowl
Children/students
Hollowing
My bowl
With the proper gesture
I can fill it
With my own energy
Hollowing the bowl
This is why kids like cereal
In the morning for breakfast
Their parents are always
Fills their bowls
Kids get
To hollow
The bowl
To survey
Tao
I must be resemble it
Unravel obstacles
Untie our knots (“nots)
Calm confusion
Everything
Has a lineage
Once connected
I will have everything
Only if I am worthy
Master pours
A new idea
Into me
I am full
When the new idea
Is understood
It causes a vacuum
Another idea appears
I must hollow myself
By understanding
The new idea
Via practice
If I am open
To the Master
He will correct me
Also sometimes
Confuse me
Cloud me
Puzzle me
Slow set
Must be done
Physically before one
Can understand
Spiritually
And be creative
Like the Master
The hollow bowl
Only filled with
Ching/Chi/Shen
Slow Set is the process
Of these three
Idea
My container
Must be elastic
As I receive a new idea
It fills me
I am
Satisfied
No matter how big
The idea
How small
I adjust my container to it
Become full
Understood
Vacuumed hollow
Ready for another idea
Where do these ideas come from
I do not know
But I do know
To connect
To the source
I must be open/strong/faithful
Three keys
To the lock
Of the unlimited
Perhaps the idea
Comes from
The previous idea
This is an idea
In itself
Slow set
Makes the whole body
One idea
To become
One idea
Like an infant
Incomprehensible
Origin of all things
Once a child is born
It exist forever
Even if it dies young
It still exists
Because it is part of the Tao
Infant = idea
Threatened
With a problem
Don’t let it fill me
To the rim
Always have a drain
I can regulate
Letting the problem
Drain out the bottom
Feet to earth
Gravity is important
For it will assist
My mind
Is the faucet
Not the gravity
Or the problem
Sometimes the problems
Pore down on me
Like rain
Use ward off
Umbrella
Or just stay out
Of the rain
Tai Chi Chuan
Is like a shadow
It is always
With me
Look for
Other’s shadows
People are
Not very bright
So their shadow
Is elusive
My bowl
Has something in it
So I don’t have
To practice
Hollow the bowl
Thru practice
Rather than
Adding to it
Something is always
Trying to fill
My bowl
So just practice
Trying to keep
it hollow
Something which weighs less
On your mind
Will hollow faster
Heavy thing take
More effort
Tai Chi Chuan unites
My body first
Then me
With immediate surrounding
Next the world
Finally the universe
Past, present and future
My center of gravity
Is a fulcrum
 A hollow hub
At the same time
A paradox
Hollow joints
After twisting
Open fully
Unites the body
Into one chi  
Waist
Is hollow hub
Of the body
It can never be filled
It connects
To all the gestures
I must be hollow to
Receive
The new ideas
New ideas/feelings
Each day
To get to hollow
Ward off all
That wants
To fill me
Friend/family/foes
Hollow
Upper body of intent
Origin of Jing/Chi
Is in the sit (coil spring)
Source is the earth
Be hollow
For Masters/ideas
To arrive
Guiding to new ideas
Once gotten
Then forget
But will always
Be there
Point of focus
Supported by
Body/earth
Spirited gesture
Supported by
China
Hollow
Before having
Harmony
Where infinity
Lines cross
Is the hub
The Tao
This occurs
While connected
To the lineage
Tai Chi Chuan
Repairs
Rejuvenates
Revitalizes
Revives
Renews
Yu Pei Shih
Preparatory posture
Standing still
Hollow of intent
Masters spirit enters
Descend to foundation
While making adjustment
Uniting their spirit
With China
Thru me
Wu Wei
To Tai Chi
To Tao
7-30-18




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