“Our sun is just one of the one hundred thousand million stars that make up our galaxy the Milky Way. The Milky Way is only one of the many galaxies in the local group. The local group, in turn, is just one of the thousands of groups and clusters of galaxies which form the largest known structures of our universe.” —Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time.
Some questions to ask if you are considering Transformation Through Qigong:
Some quotes to consider:
Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that… thoughts.
— Allan Lokos
Be curious, not judgmental.
— Walt Whitman
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
— William James
A rational person can find peace by cultivating indifference to things outside of their control.
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
— Viktor Frankl
“A know-it-all is a person who knows everything except for how annoying he is.”
— Demitri Martin
Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
If it’s in your control, why do you do it? If it’s in someone else’s control, then who are you blaming? Atoms? The gods? Stupid either way. Blame no one.
— Marcus Aurelius
You want praise from people who kick themselves every fifteen minutes, the approval of people who despise themselves?.
— Marcus Aurelius
Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear.
Outrage is like a lot of other things that feel good but over time devour us from the inside out. And it’s even more insidious than most vices because we don’t even consciously acknowledge that it’s a pleasure.
— Tim Kreider
Healing your identity means that you need to see and focus on what is right and good about you. You need to actively eliminate false, negative beliefs and develop compassion rather than judgment for yourself.
– Dr. Jeffery Rediger
Tai chi is a Chinese practice that combines gentle flowing movements, deep breathing and meditation. It has been shown to not only reduce joint pain, but also improve range of motion and function, as well as feelings of well-being (Best for: fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
– The Arthritis Foundation
The health benefits of tai chi: This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life...Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion."
– Harvard Women's Health Watch (Updated: August 20, 2019; Published: May, 2009)
Mark is a Qi Gong and Tai Chi instructor and gives classes and private lessons in Carmel Valley, CA