Bright light, crashing sound, deep night.
The O.O.D.A loop
Describes a way of understanding body mind interactions when called to act. “The approach favors agility over raw power in dealing with human opponents in any endeavor.”
“Interval” is when two things come one upon another, and not even a hairsbreadth can be slipped in between them.
When you clap your hands and, just at that instant, let out a yell, the interval between clapping your hands and letting out a yell will not allow the entrance of a hairsbreadth.
This is not a matter of clapping your hands, thinking about yelling, and then doing so, which would result in there being an interval in between. You clap your hands and, just at that instant, let out a sound.
In just the same way, if the mind stops with the sword with which a man is going to strike you, there will be an interval, and your own action will be lost. But if in the interval between your opponent’s striking sword and your own action you cannot introduce even the breadth of a hair, your opponent’s sword should become your own.
In Zen discussions we have the same thing. In Buddhism we abhor this stopping and the mind remaining with one thing or another. We call this stopping affliction.”
Taiji, uses a practice called push hands or sensing hands. A very good practice that can be used to build, develop, enhance and understand what transition, interval, and equilibrium point mean. One can clearly see when the Mind stops, the “stopping affliction” and what happens at each instance.
太極，利用推手或稱揉手來作練習。 好的推手練習可以用來建立，發展，增強和理解甚麼是轉變，間隔和平衡點。 人們可以清楚地看到心靈何時停止，“滅苦”以及每次的場合到底發生甚麼狀況。
When it does not stop , the zero point reached “equilibrium ” restored, the other is tossed out.
Interval, the gap between two events. The interaction between the intent of movement and the movement itself “interval” is often referred to as the gap ….
Transition, the change needed to reach what is called a zero point. Zero point refers to an equilibrium point, or yin/yang point were the force itself can be directed.
The force itself is called restoring force.