Early tai chi practitioners observed nature to learn how to move through life and how to encounter change. Even as the spring floods cover over bridges and paths are washed away, vegetation and flowers emerge from beneath the earth. This is a reminder that everything cycles through, even our struggles and our joys. When we immerse ourselves in a practice such as tai chi, we learn to better root and calm ourselves as we face sorrows and joys. These photos were taken on my nature walk along Minnehaha Creek to the mighty Mississippi. My friend Terry McDaniel joined me on this walk and took the photos of me in the distance. Winter snow and spring rain has caused high waters and flooding.
I am filled with wonder, gratitude and awe for the journeys we travel and for the teachers we meet along the way.