Roswell Tai Chi would like to wish everyone a Happy Tai Chi & Qi Gong Day,
by sharing this from Cheng Man Ching.
No, enduring happiness is not in these. . . . We may as well forget them, for the joy I mean is worlds away from these. It is the joy of continuous growth, of helping to develop in ourselves and in others the talents and abilities with which we were born---the gifts of heaven to mortal men. It is to revive the exhausted and to rejuvenate that which is in decline, so that we are enabled to dispel sickness and suffering.
Let true affection and happy concourse abide in this hall. Let us here correct our past mistakes and lose preoccupation with self. With the constancy of the planets in their courses or of the dragon in his cloud wrapped path, let us enter the land of health and ever after walk within its bounds.
Let us fortify ourselves against weakness and learn to be self reliant, without ever a moment's lapse. Then our resolutions will become the very air we breathe, the world we live in; then we will be as happy as fish in crystal waters. This is the joy which lasts, that we can carry with us to the end of our days. And tell me if you can; what greater happiness can life bestow?