While watching a film by Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism about the All Souls Festival, a scene caught my eye: a woman preparing to burn a bag of offerings. She is moved, her voice shakes, you can hear the paper of the bag crumpling and the fire roaring in the background.
Our personal lives connect to Taoist Tai Chi® arts. Since I participated in the All Souls festival in 2021, I visit my father’s grave every month and I offer him flowers. Each time, I get the same feeling. Calm, almost fullness. It’s alive. I am with my people. Not only my father, but also my grandmother and probably the whole lineage.
I then understood the meaning of the word “heritage”. What was consciously passed on to me by my parents and all the unconscious as well, has been deeply etched in me. I do the same thing with my children and grandchildren. This is something living, that goes beyond time and that will spread.
My practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts makes me reflect on the idea of transmission, through what I learn from Mr. Moy’s teachings.