I remember my first retreat with Master Moy. I had only been practicing Taoist Tai Chi® arts for a few months. I approached Master Moy during a break and asked him what I should do to get better, to improve, expecting something profound. He just looked at me and then said “practice” and walked away. At the time I thought to myself “that’s not much help.” But I continued practicing his teachings.
Over the years, as I continued to practice, and from time to time reflected on what Master Moy had told me, I came to realize that I was slowly improving and that it was happening by following his teachings. I didn’t appreciate until years later just how truly profound that advice was. There were no shortcuts. Just practice.