I CHUAN TAO ARGENTINA
An essential value
Attitud , at present, in this is concentrated my developing learning in the I Chuan Way Throughout the practise of the exercise called Zhan Zhuong , where you stand still trying constantly to keep concentrated, you get Physical benefits performing directly on muscles , Tendons , Respiratory and Circulatory Systems , oxygenating and revitalizing the whole body, besides a minor weakness of energy. The features of this practise cause us an inevitable meeting with ourselves . what is the worst nightmare in our society because we have no way to escape from ourselves. If our Thoughts punish us , we canīt run to turn on the tv to live some other life , where the troubles belong to others ., or evading by means of the radio , the telephone , magazines Or any other alternative our enviroment supplies to get away from ourselves , the reality and the true values. In the Zhan Zhuong we find ourselves alone but with the inmensity of our being , and the outburst is terrible. Just to think , it would be over if we make use of our freedom of choice , getting down our arms down saying : I canīt do this , it would finish that crash. But not if we look for inside through the practise , we finally agree that I canīt , hides the excuse I donīt want , and that doesnīt mean I donīt want to practice but with my worst troubles , my more evident excuses about what I founded almost all my life (perhaps all of it ) , because recognizing them I would have to reformulate everything , what I want , sell or I want to be , and accept my good escence and specially the bad one.
This is a sort of 'torture' we skip , persuading us (lying) that the faster we run the sooner we leave them behind ; but inside , we are aware of their existence and each second without solving them , they become heavier and generate new troubles to solve. This is just a summary of the conflicts the Zhan Zhuong brings to your mind ; with the practise we realize that that torture is not like that. What creates the power of the troubles is the lack od action upon them when you see them and just let them generate pain. However, when you see them and put in action , just the attempt to modify them , give you strength and takes off power ; although , at the begining , it was unsuccessful , because we have already performed , we have moved , we have given the firt step to the freedom of action , but first you should see. That is the Zhan Zuong , it doesnīt give us the chance to run away from ourselves taking our own choice ; it gives us clarity so when we observe , there is no way to run away from our own action to generate a constant and present recognition in our being. This practise provokes the daily responsibility that each action put into practice generates and each person is responsible to what he provokes , taking charge of it or not. The capacity to see what the practise of the Zan Zuong produce on us , donīt give us the chance of an irresponsible action , you should take into account that there are no excuses, the whole thing is attitude , you wonīt have another way : recognize it or keep on evading the life by uncountable means you face everyday , but with a slight difference , you donīt sin as a blind but bliding because of the fact of having seen and not transmited .
Attitude towards the effort to the difficulty to reach an achievement of practise , of life , of existence , not for the merit ( it isnīt the most important ) for the effort put in the attempt. Maybe , you can understand these words with your mind , but they would just be understood with the practise .
José María Arias (Tati)
Article gotten up of the newspaper 'Ortodoxia Marcial' # 3 - 10/9/1995