I found this feather on the farm today; its bottom stuck among the pebbles and its top barely glued to a spider web. The wind blew harshly against it, throwing it about.
Did this feather fight the wind? Did it try to force its own way? No, not today. Because the forces about it were strong, it bent with the wind instead. The feather went with the energy surrounding its being and allowed it to push it this way and that, each time readjusting itself.
Learning to flow with the energies of the universe is a difficult one. We all have our free will that wants what it wants. But it we are not in tune to what else is going on around us, if we do not listen, we could end up clashing against the forces and eventually breaking. Be more like this feather and learn to bend when necessary.
*Push Hands is the combative form of Tai Chi which teaches how to listen to and control your opponent’s energy as well as your own. In this path, you learn much about yourself and the world we live in.