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    Savvy Raj

    26/06/2016
    Wisdom of Equanimity
    Wisdom of Equanimity My first intentional practice of Tai Chi began years ago on a rainy day in the month of June. The sweet cadence of the rain in all it's rhythmic glory, the cleansing nature of the rain was just as wonderfully comforting as much as the experience...
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    CityVP Manjit
    29/06/2016 #11 CityVP Manjit
    #9 Dear @Savvy Raj you raise the quality of my own personal learning journey infinitely with your post "Emergence"
    Savvy Raj
    28/06/2016 #10 Savvy Raj
    #8 @Louise Smith Wondeful indeed to read this and about your intention to begin again . Am sure the muscle memory will flow right in.... Thank you for sharing as well .
    Savvy Raj
    28/06/2016 #9 Savvy Raj
    #7 @CityVP Manjit
    A few lines from my post "Emergence' here ... which seem apt to share here as well after reading your reply here .

    There is a dignity in an emergence
    With understanding that arises
    In patience tolerance and perseverance
    Beyond an attitude of indifference.
    Emerge in spirit and soul
    With all of your being
    In every conversation
    Or crisis confrontation
    Emerge knowing truth is eternal
    In spirit, knowing it is for you to kindle
    In empathy knowing you are because they are
    In compassion sensing the suffering and pain
    Emergence is not an on off act
    It is after all never ending journey.... Savvy
    Louise Smith
    28/06/2016 #8 Louise Smith
    Hi @Savvy Raj, in 2014, I did 3 months of Tai Chi as my balance was out. It really helped. I was going to continue but didn't. Now I am going back in July again to improve my health. I loved the descriptive names of the movements and the fluidity. I loved the fact that I wasn't thinking of my everyday plans and problems. It was good for my mind and my body ! Thank you for your eloquently expressed description of Tai Chi, regardz Louise
    CityVP Manjit
    26/06/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit
    #5 In health care there is the emergency department and when we think of an emergency we think of crisis. The word emergency comes from emergence and I value emergence, and when we over the fullness of time understand equanimity what emerges is different to what emerges when our life is the mirror of the tension we associate with the word emergency. The question then is how are we going to emerge?
    Savvy Raj
    26/06/2016 #6 Savvy Raj
    #3 Dear @Mamen Delgado this is wonderful to know indeed ! Can sense what you must have also felt along the way ...while readings your words. . . And thank you for sharing this as well .
    Savvy Raj
    26/06/2016 #5 Savvy Raj
    #2 @CityVP Manjit Thank you for your wholesome thoughts so warmly conveyed.as well as your link share . Appreciate your insights here and totally think likewise as well . Yet beyond the expression and the name, while the wisdom to sense the balance and equanimity is accquired gradually through practise and perseverance , , health care has a tremendous challenge at hand to bring balance amidst the chaos Here the art of movement amongst others is a transformative tool to bridge the gaps towards blending with nature and understanding the mind body interconnects...
    Savvy Raj
    26/06/2016 #4 Savvy Raj
    #1 Gerald Mravik .Thank you for your interest in my reflections here . Yes if you are specifically asking about Tai chi form, starting of with classes are a good way to learn tai chi. You'll have the knowledge of the teacher, the structure of form and the support in the fellow learners. Yet to holistically answer you question....The essence of equanimity is in acknowledging and understanding the ebb and flow of life, so while a structural approach to learning it as a skill is a wonderful way to begin the journey , the learning is a journey of a life time...as it is in the application to life and living that the evolving happens gradually in thoughts words and deeds. .
    Mamen Delgado
    26/06/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    Beautifully written @Savvy Raj! I was practicing Tai Chi for a year, long time ago, and I assure you your words have moved me to the feelings I used to have while practicing. Specially the idea of the thoughts and sensations vying for your attention and the feeling of returning to my deepest inside, and stay still in there.
    CityVP Manjit
    26/06/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    I have always in one way or another arrived at the word equanimity but have not found a place for that word until today. It features within my writings https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-fourth-generation but it deserves greater acuity on my part. This piece on Wisdom of Equanimity is exquisitely well written. The soul of Savvy Raj flows through the words used here because the subject is equanimity and this is written with equanimity. It is not a selling of Tai Chi nor is this a push of new age idealism - it is a well centered expression of a practitioner and ultimately a beautiful packaged gift, that when I open reveals equanimity. My only quibble is that healing arts tells us that this world is a damaged place, but health arts is that health is primary. We have a medical profession that calls itself healthcare when it is disease care and we have practitioners of health that calls itself healing art when one of the most healthy things we can do is to get back in touch with our nature, which is nature.
    Gerald Mravik
    26/06/2016 #1 Gerald Mravik
    How does this work. Can someone actually coach you? And if so, who and how do I get started?