The early tai chi and qigong practitioners observed nature. Slowing down to observe the natural world can bring great peace and joy! For me, watching Momma duck and her ducklings was as rejuvenating and magical as doing my tai chi outdoor. Life doesn't have to be as complicated as my mind tricks me into believing. As I watched Momma and her ducklings float effortlessly, I realized that we all too can float effortlessly in the midst of life. It doesn't mean that there won't be poor air quality days, or other hardships to face, but rather if we can learn to be in the moment and float as these ducklings and Momma duck know instinctively how to do, then we will gain more trust in our own instincts too. We will know when the time is to be out in life's water and when to come to the shoreline and wait while conditions improve. This is what Momma duck and her ducklings taught me. See what you can learn from observing nature.
I am filled with wonder, gratitude and awe for the journeys we travel and for the teachers we meet along the way.