Our tai chi school is a philosophy school with a major in tai chi, rather than a martial arts school that pays lip service to philosophy. The relevance of Taoist principles is growing every moment. I say principles rather than ideas because there are so very many ideas, so very many areas of endeavor and interest, so very many fields of study, and so very many different lifestyles and choices that can fall under the Taoist umbrella. It is an alternative way of looking at things only in the context of our Judeo-Christian culture; originally, it was merely the close observation of nature and as such the most perfectly intuitive and sensical way of interpreting the world that anyone could imagine. This brief talkĀ is a reminder of how we can use Taoist principles to enhance our lives and set us free.