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  1. Long hair and feeling connected to nature

    My hair is wavy and very shape-able, at shorter length there's no length to weight it down, so it will shape with my ears, with how I sleep... it looks a mess and I have to constantly care for it unless I want to look... well, let's say I do not fancy that look. It's also constantly in my face and eyes when it's shorter, putting it up is harder. Short short hair, the 2 cm hair, was not a good look on me, and required me washing it every morning in some way since it was flat on the side I slept on, you also got to cut it very often to keep it that length. With long hair my waves are visible, it always looks the same, I can easily put it out of the way with a hair stick, no need for an elastic that usually only hurts for me. The only thing that take more time now than before is detangling.
  2. Long hair and feeling connected to nature

    I bet it felt freeing. I've had very short hair before, not shaved, but about 2 cm long, and I liked how it felt, but nothing else. It did not feel like me and it was a hassle to care for. My hair is down to my hips and I will definitely not shave it off at this point, I'm letting it grow. My hair is less difficult to care for now than it was when it was short.
  3. Long hair and feeling connected to nature

    Thank you all for the answers, and that is indeed very beautiful hair! I personally don't know much about this topic, I just know what I feel, and I've never had a shaven head. But if I were to guess, I think it would probably feel lighter, as in closer to the sky rather than to the ground, to shave my head.
  4. I only realised this a while ago, but my hair has become like my "homage to nature". I've been growing it out for quite some time, about a year ago I was in a rot and decided to cut my hair, specifically my bangs. Afterwards I felt sick, physically sick. I never used to care about my hair before, but right at that time I knew that I had made a mistake, I felt like I had cut off a piece of me, a piece that connected me to the ground. I've not been able to cut my hair since, just one strand at a time if it got a split end. I will probably never cut it again, not more than the splits that I do now. It will grow and I won't intervene. Are there others who feel the same?
  5. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Alright, no worries!
  6. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Thank you for letting me know, it is getting rather late here so I was planning to look for it tomorrow. Oh, that would be very nice of you to do! I'll keep an eye out for your thread.
  7. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Alright! Thank you for all your help! I'll do just that.
  8. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Alright, thank you for the heads up! Then I'm afraid there are no teachers at all in this area, I guess there's no real harm in waiting for a few years before I start, but it's a bit unfortunate since I felt ready to start sooner. Can do Bagua from watching youtube videos? I'll make sure to take a good look around the forum to learn more about it
  9. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Thank you for your reply! I can see what you mean, and it makes perfect sense to me.
  10. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Thank you for all the advice once again! Looking closer at what I have to choose from in this city, there only seems to be one active teacher that teach Tai Chi (a type called 13 form), which he teach alongside Qigong, he seems to have learnt both from Mantac Chia and his students. Maybe it would be alright for now? (or rather, the autumn season, there's nothing now) Me moving won't happen until 2020 or 2021, and I'm not yet sure which city I'll be close to, but when I am sure, I'll make sure to ask here if anyone knows any good teacher to turn to! I've never heard of Bagua before, and I can't seem to find any teachers on that when I search on google.
  11. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Thank you for the advice, then I will focus on Tai Chi for now. I live in a relatively small town, I plan on moving (to the countryside but it will be close to a large city), but if I want in life lessons I can't choose the style of Tai Chi (I find a total of two places in my town, none of them mention Chen). I have noticed there being quite a few Tai Chi videos on youtube, I guess that is not ideal, but maybe it is good enough for now? Do you (or anyone else who might read this) know any good Tai Chi teachers who post on youtube?
  12. When does one "become" a taoist?

    I guess I used the wrong word before then, English isn't my native language so I apologize! I meant about Tao, I had felt that it existed, but had not been able to explain it, before I opened that book I have considered starting with Tai Chi and Qigong for quite some time, I'm not sure if I should do both, but I am interested in both, so far I've read Tao Te Ching again and again and reflected over my own life, but not much more. Thank you for explaining it, it is very interesting and makes a lot of sense to me!
  13. Meditation to the sound of rain

    That I can see I don't think there's any magic to the rain either, it just happened to be something that lead me into the right path with meditation. I think it might take a while before I can meditate well without the sound, but I hope I'll get to that point one day.
  14. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Thank you for sharing that perspective, I didn't think as far in that moment. I indeed never 'wanted' to be a taoist, I opened a book and discovered that it was beliefs I already held and principles I had wanted to live by previously, but never put into words.
  15. When does one "become" a taoist?

    I guess that is true. Her remark wasn't a question, not something I had to answer, and on top of that, it came across as somewhat rude. Thank you for your reply!