We need to consider the possibility that the world outruns any categories we might seek to use to capture it.
First things first. To get out of the mind and into the body. Not just the material body – body as mass matter machine – but body as energy, body as movement, body as passion & desire, body as mind, body as love, body as mystery, body as spirit, and body divine. The body is real in all its dimensions, and needs to be exercised in all its dimensions, otherwise that sad feeling of unfulfillment and lost time will prevail.
Tai Chi opens and explores the world of energy. It provides principles of balance, and the spirit to engage sources of energy: the Earth, the Heavens, the Other, Time, etc. It is learnt through a "Transmission of Energy" from qualified master to dedicated student. This dedication is expressed in the student's daily practice of Tai Chi, a practice that slowly gathers power and understanding.