Tai Chi in the Modern World- be Love and Peace

Reading:

Throughout this book I have discussed what Tai Chi Chuan is. I believe that with proper teaching and sincerity the practice of Tai Chi Chuan can bring a new light to our chaotic world. We cannot reject the fact that even though our modern world is highly successful with sophisticated technology, we have little knowledge of ourselves. We may have mastered human anatomy and physiology, yet we scarcely know or understand ourselves. We are always looking at things outside, rarely do we return and look into ourselves. We become so preoccupied with seemingly important externals that we do not have time or energy for ourselves. The world seems full of material wealth, yet the quality of lives is getting worse. There are many social problems within our society and internationally; many conflicts threaten world peace. We do not know how to solve these problems, though we cannot say there is not hope. The practice of Tai Chi Chuan will improve our physical as well as mental well-being, but will also bring a spiritual awakening which can lead us to solve our problems. This is to say, at the utmost, Tai Chi Chian can help us to see a loving, peaceful future.


Close Reading:

Level 1: Paraphrasing-

State in your own words the meaning of each sentence.

You have read what Tai Chi Chuan is. Practice Tai Chi sincerely and heartfully. Follow the correct practice to bring light into the darkness. Success and technology advancement have not helped us learn about ourselves. We have become experts at knowing what makes up our physical body and how it works, yet we are clueless about ourselves. We look outside ourselves for what we need inside. We waste our energy doing external tasks instead of re-energizing our internal life force. As materialism grows the quality of life shrinks. Worldwide social conflicts threaten world peace. With no solution, we still hope. When you practice Tai Chi Chuan you improve physically and mentally. This physical and mental state is a sacred experience. Practicing Tai Chi Chuan is love and peace in action.


Level 2: Explicating-

  1. State the main point.
    1. Practicing Tai Chi Chuan is a sacred physical and mental experience.
  2. In other words….
    1. When we make time to practice Tai Chi Chuan we improve our mental well-being, Practicing Tai Chi Chuan is a sacred experience of self love through peaceful practice.
  3. For example…
    1. When you practice you learn how your body moves and your mind reacts, you realize how to be happy.

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