Even as we stand in relative stillness and move, it is helpful to regard our embodying being as not an isolated object, but as an integral aspect of nature. Life. Universe. God. Existence. ...
As we stand & move, as we breathe, Life energy, chi, qi, prana, life force....flows through and enlivens us as much as it does our surroundings and beyond. We are simply capable of focusing life energy as we choose to embody such.
Accordingly, as important as whatever physical positions, movements, techniques & alignments we choose to apply to whatever we are doing, is focusing our awareness so we are also embodying qualities such as wuji - void - loving spaciousness.
Perhaps choosing to resonate with qualities of color vibrations , such as white as a general all-inclusive clarifying quality. Or whatever other color(s) resonate. Focusing on qualities of appreciation & honesty, feeling such saturating ones being & radiating out into the rest of life as well. ...💙☯️
Taiji arching flowing as dusk descends.
Taiji qigong side opening flowing.
A moment of tai chi qigong, side arching opening flowing. This also nourishes pliable intercostal muscles & fascia, making it easier to inhale & exhale more fully & smoothly.
Taiji - bagua free-flowing moment
Night-time taiji grasping sparrows tail flowing.
Gentle squatting coiling flowing.
Few minutes of tai chi zhan zhuang and beeing.
Relaxing into beeing 🐝 with tai chi zhan zhuang ☯️💙 Moment of zhan zhuang standing meditation. 💗☯️.
Quietly, appreciatively embodying awareness. Releasing excess, normalized tension, noise, shame, fear, assumptions, avoidance and grasping. Fluidly balancing focus & relaxing into being. Openly grounding connection with earth and space through body, balancing through an open heart 💙💗.
We humans thrive by sharing mutually honest, appreciative, loving, affectionately nurturing healthy relationships with resonant beings.
And equally to varying degrees, we need & thrive by also providing ourselves with plenty of solitary alone time - space. During which we are only creatively being, relating with & influenced by our own unique individuating soul and universal life.
Occasionally, I meet people who claim they are rarely alone and don't like being by themselves. There are many ways of prioritizing our life, of course. But personally I highly value, prioritize and love being by myself as much and more often then spending time with people, generally at least. I'm not one for hanging around people just to not be alone.
Solitude provides space to allow any external noise influences to quiet & dissolve. Strengthening our grounding in honesty & truths, and thereby we are less likely to tolerate & be swayed by popular myths, socially normalized inauthencity, blind obedience & conformity to the claimed "authority" & demands of others, and lying.
This may make us less understood & less accepted by the dishonest, passive aggressive hypocritical & fearful projecting majority. But we gain something far more worthwhile - honesty, authenticity, freedom, awareness not blinded by confirmation-biases, shame and fear.
We deepen our root & embodiment in truth, love, harmony, honesty & trustworthiness.
Another benefit of appreciatively being with just ourself on a frequent basis, is when we do relate with each other we are more apt to do so with deeper authenticity and by choice rather than habitual avoidance of our inner world.
Fear not solitude. It is a natural aspect of healthy living. ☯️💙🌌🦋