We go through life with preconceived notions about what is good and what is bad. This gives us a way to attach meaning to events and objects in our lives, and it also creates a need for control. We think we know what will make us happy, when in fact it has little significance because nothing can be predicted. When something happens that goes against our expectations, we suffer because our whole system of beliefs has been shaken up.
This is where Wuji steps in and provides an antidote to suffering—it gives you a perspective that allows you to see situations differently, so that they don't affect you negatively anymore. This means learning how to accept life without resistance, which in turn helps heal your body and emotions.
The art of wuji is the art of being present in the moment. It's about being comfortable with yourself and finding peace within whatever is happening. It's about feeling whole and complete, no matter what.
It's only when life is difficult or challenging that we really need to practice the art of wuji, because it's during these times that we tend to forget who we are and become overwhelmed by whatever is happening around us. We can easily get caught up in the drama and forget that everything happens for a reason.
The Way of Wuji
Wuji is all about exploring and understanding duality, which is at the heart of our lives as humans. Duality refers to two opposites that are interdependent upon each other and can't exist without each other. For every up there's a down, for every light there's a dark, for every male there's a female, for every yin there's a yang—the list goes on and on. Everything in our world exists because of opposite forces working together to create something greater than themselves.
By definition, wuji represents "no extreme." It refers to the middle way between opposing forces, which is where harmony can be found. Living an artful life - this is the foundational teaching at Soul Centred Kinesiology and the Genius membership and retreat.