Ancient China. I know so little about it. Being raised and influenced by Western culture, I never had a chance to learn much about it. So those Chinese people always seemed like aliens to me, like little strange, loving and kind creatures. Dont get me wrong, I like Chinese people and in fact, I was amazed and fascinated by doing little research on ancient China.
The thing that amazed me the most was their sophisticated spirit. Even before new era (Christ era), Chinese people were known for having polished spirits. They were interested in poetry, philosophy, reading, contemplating, writing…all that while doing their tai-chi moves… or whatever is the original name.
Topics they were thinking about are, gratitude, happiness, peace, being one with everything, harmony with nature, being detached, being clean, pure, gracious, letting things to flow, letting go of things, enjoying little and small, simple life, not being lost in thousands desires for pleasure, not being trapped by material world…. I mean, beautiful topics. And the fact that they figure those movements… That they were able to recognize that energy gets stuck in body and by moving it, that energy can flow freely and man becomes harmonious.
Only today we are starting to recognize the wisdom of ancient China on the West.