To teach well, it is obviously necessary to do T’ai Chi Chih; I know what the practice has done for me. One can’t get the benefits without practice. But, whether or not you want to do T’ai Chi Chih is entirely up to you. There is nothing wrong in abandoning T’ai Chi Chih practice if you get nothing out of it.
With the coming of the beautiful autumn weather, there is heightening of spirit, a great feeling of “livingness” and, usually, a gratitude for being alive.
As the Zen Master Seigen said as he was dying, “Better than Zen doctrine, the Joy of Living.”