I like to have Chinese furniture in my home as a constant and painful reminder of how much has been destroyed in China. The contrast between the beauty of the past and the ugliness of the modern is nowhere sharper than in China.
Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions I beg you.
The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.
My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful but when I had to...