“Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon.
.”That’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth
Neo: What truth?
Boy: There is no spoon.
Neo: There is no spoon?
Boy: Then you’ll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.”
“To try and realize the truth.”
What is the truth of taiji. A question I’ve asked myself for many years. In so doing found I could no longer call what I do taiji, as what’s often portrayed as such does not accord with my own truth, and yet others looking at it from the outside call it taiji.
”太極的真相是什麼？ 多年來我一直問自己這個問題。 在尋求答案的過程中我發現我再也不能稱我練的拳為太極拳，因為一般的描述不符合我自己體認的真理，雖然從外面看它的人稱它為太極。
Taiji can be examined by comparing many of the metaphors used to describe it to applied physics. thus changing the perception by which “oneself” views taiji.
Cheng Man Ch’ing’s
written by a noted master of taiji outlined many of the aspects by which the art could be viewed from using physics as a lens to view it through.