I have only one suggestion to offer my fellow Taiji brothers and sisters for their quests, and that is to watch Shifu. At that, to put it bluntly: shut up, and watch. I remember this photo of me from last year where I had this puzzled look while watching Shifu doing a demonstration. The thought that went through my mind was of bewilderment: I see it, and can understand in mywhat took place, but I cannot either replicate it or fathom that it is possible. Ironically, that is the same sentiment that nearly prevented me from starting Practical Method. This year, I still watch in bewilderment, but perhaps, less puzzled.
What is passed on to us from Master Hong is that of very solid principles; every year, Master teaches us the same principles, perhaps explained in a different perspective; nonetheless, the same principles. By watching over and over again, and blindly apply them in our daily practice, you will experience improvement and understanding, or perhaps a better word: enlightenment. The principles are constant, your improvement is the result of what has changed in you.
See you guys next year!