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  1. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Alright, no worries!
  2. 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.
  3. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Alright! Thank you for all your help! I'll do just that.
  4. 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
  5. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Thank you for your reply! I can see what you mean, and it makes perfect sense to me.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. Meditation to the sound of rain

    I've done it several times after that time on the bus and it has worked wonderfully every time, so even if that was the moment it started working for me, it has continued to work for me. I'm just glad I found a way. I've never heard that before, but sounds nice
  13. When does one "become" a taoist?

    I do recall reading that bit about the sage, hence my reply to the person that I'm no sage. I'm definitely not on that level!
  14. Meditation to the sound of rain

    That sounds really nice, thank you for the tip, Fa Xin! I think I have done that multiple times in the past, not really thinking of it as meditation, I'll try to be a bit more conscious about it in the future to get the most out of it! I will try the rain bit whenever it happens to rain here again, it sounds lovely.
  15. When does one "become" a taoist?

    Haha! Well, I'm grateful for the replies I also thought it sounded a bit weird, because almost everything could be linked to a "want", I thought this person maybe meant desire, such as desire for riches or alike, because a want can be practically anything, how can it be "wrong" to want to live a peaceful life? I suppose the question is as deep as one makes it. Originally in my head it wasn't a deep thought deserving of a deep answer, but with all the replies I've gotten, I suppose it's more to it than I thought.