If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.
If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
—-Sun Tzu, The Art of War
But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless and show kindness to those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Luke 6:27 - 28
This discussion takes us on a journey of how Tai Chi and push hands teaches about finding our own center to protect ourselves, as well as knowing our "enemy" or opponent from a standpoint of joining with them by finding and knowing their center.
The best way to defeat your enemy is to love your enemy. Then...they are no longer your enemy. But first...you must know yourself.
You can listen to this video without having to watch it. Enjoy. I hope it opens your heart, provides a better understanding of the deeper practice of finding your own center, and what an "opponent" really is and isn't.