It matters not how strait the gate
How charged with punishment the scroll,
I am a master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
(from Invictus, W. E. Henley)
Hello, my name is Simona and since last year I decided to commit to the practice of Tai Chi because I realized I needed to change my attitude towards life, taking responsibility for it, stop blaming myself, others or circumstances.
In a few words, I felt I had to heal from the narcissistic wound and get in control of my life.
I felt Taoist Tai Chi® practice was the best way to achieve the self discipline I needed to master my mind, my actions and most of all my emotions. In fact, a few years ago, Tai Chi supported me, freed me from discomfort, amused me while I was under cancer treatment – the worst moment I’ve ever had – but after I did not go on.
In one year of practicing Tai Chi my mind is clear and I became my own therapist. I am calmer, healthier, happier, because Taoist Tai Chi® arts awakened my instinct and my daemon as well; actually I believe Tai Chi is my daemon, the image of the virtue I choose for myself, because I abandoned him a couple of time (I met Taoist Tai Chi® arts the first time seven years ago) but he never left me alone when I was in need.
I would like to express my gratitude towards all the Taoist Tai Chi® arts instructors and practitioners I met so far, particularly the ones I met in the international workshop in Ballina, Ireland, and to those I will meet in the future.