In the west, people often say that they identify with Daoism and self-cultivation. Often, however, these are just personal views that are justified with the argument of Daoist philosophy. Since Daoism is a practical philosophy, most of them are shocked for the first time regarding personal training.
The best is objective self-reflection, unaffected by personal opinions. When it comes to training, it shows who is really training. It was not without reason that Laozi left us the following lines in chapter 56 in the Daodejing:
Those who know do not talk.
Those who talk do not know.
Keep your mouth closed.
Guard your senses.
Temper your sharpness.
Simplify your problems.
Mask your brightness.
Be at one with the dust of the earth.
This is a primal union.
He who has achieved this state
Is unconcerned with friends and enemies,
With good and harm, with honor and disgrace.
This, therefore, is the highest state of man.
Our Grand Master Yuan Xiu Gang also has a lot to say (english subtitles included) on this subject:
If you are interested in the authentic Daoist practice, our playlist from Grand Master Yuan Xiu Gang can give you an excellent and realistic impression:
Success is only possible when you are ready for success. You hold back with your own ego and are ready for change. There is no easy path to self-awareness, but one can only benefit from the path.