Well I'm happy to inform you that there is a clear limit to how far I will go. I promise it will not get any more wacko than this.
The following idea occurred to me and although it may be a (rather high level daoyin) stretch, I thought it wouldn't hurt to be the first person to say it.
First everyone should know about this surfer dude, Garrett Lisi. He may have created a unified field theory.
He had been tinkering with "weird" equations for years and getting nowhere, but six months ago he stumbled on a research paper analysing E8 - a complex, eight-dimensional mathematical pattern with 248 points. He noticed that some of the equations describing its structure matched his own. "The moment this happened my brain exploded with the implications and the beauty of the thing," says Lisi. "I thought: 'Holy crap, that's it!'"
Folks, we may be living in 8 Dimensions and only experiencing 3 of them!
Well I've been pondering this during my practice of the last month and thinking to myself, "what if we do have some experience of say the 4th dimension but our brains are wired to make sense of everything in the third?"
The explanations of why and how taijiquan or baguazhang works have never been that great. A lot of us accept the notion that being relaxed with really good alighnment and thinking about very clear force vectors is enough to explain the powers we taiji and bagua guys have, but then again most of us leave some room for doubt.
Well, what if Taijiquan and Baguazhang are actually happening in the fourth dimension?Â What if all those strange sensation of yi (intension) and shen (spirit) are actually just shadows of a multi-dimensional experience.Â We can't see or hear it, but perhaps we can still play around at the fringes?
You heard it here first, at Weakness with a Twist.