Re: why focus on internal power
I came to the de ision early on that if I wanted to practice lunified motion" in my Tai Chi and Aiki, I would also need to practice unifying the spirit and my life as a whole. This was quite counterintuitive for my Cartesian mind and how corporate life wants to keep you compartmentalized. For me, this was the biggest win on the martial path. The microcosm of mechanical movement taught me about the macrosm.