Personal, reflective, and gently investigative, these early essays have a raw, fresh quality which predates the more formal theory and practice of Peter Ralston's two best-selling books,Cheng Hsin: The Principles of Effortless PowerandCheng Hsin T'ui Shou: The Art of Effortless Power. Many of the questions for which the martial arts work of Cheng Hsin is a vehicle of discoveryidentity in relation to others, authenticity in the face of belief systems, the draw we have to pursue ineffective self-serving urges, and our tendency to conceptualize rather than experience thingsare described here in simple, almost conversational language. Attempting to grasp what authentic knowledge is, Ralston's queries become a quest for how humans can develop a deeper sense of themselves as participants in the world.
"With gentleness and humor, Ralston leads us to see new dimensions of ourselves in the present and possibilities for further growth."
-Ole Larson, Founder, Institute for Self Actualization "Peter Ralston has found a clear way to communicate how we deal with confrontation: he confronts you with your personality and shows you very directly what is going on."
-Guido Sleddens, martial arts teacher, Holland
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: January 1993
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.2
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1