XXIV. The Turning Point

Well, we made it through yesterday's depressing meander, and it's as though the text itself possesses some human quality of kindness, for we are rewarded today with that terrible symbol's exact opposite. Yesterday was the Dead End, today we see the Turning Point. As with the previous one, the basic meaning here is readily apparent … Continue reading XXIV. The Turning Point

VI. How to Maybe not Lose

Tai Chi, though it doesn’t look like it, is considered a martial art. It is born of the same ancient Chinese philosophy that brings us the I Ching. When learning Tai Chi, students are not taught the martial applications of the intricately choreographed motions they are studying at all. Novices spend a minimum of a … Continue reading VI. How to Maybe not Lose

What Does It Mean to Win? (Gear Up Mondays)

"Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting." --Sun Tzu, The Art of War It is often difficult for me to avoid considering strategy to be a choice between two competing philosophies: pacifism and militarism. To fight or not to fight. … Continue reading What Does It Mean to Win? (Gear Up Mondays)