I am often perplexed by those individuals who need noise around them the entire time they are awake. The subtle awareness needed to experience the vastness of how tai chi can benefit us comes through a sense of peace and quiet. I say this not to preach but because I need to practice it myself. I have plenty of my own demons. I need to practice tai chi. Some of the scariest times I have experienced have been looking into myself. I have tried to learn from them. But I can only get to that point when my mind quiet. My mind is like a mud puddle. When I can’t see clearly through the mud the only way to attain clarity is through peace, quiet and time. The particles settle to the bottom of the puddle. Then clarity is achieved. Take the time the quiet. Avoid distraction. You might be surprised at what you find.