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T’ai Chi Chih is a mindfulness-moving meditation practice that’s easy to learn. The series of 19 movements and one pose helps circulate the Vital Energy, the Chi. Practitioners experience peace, improved health, and many more benefits. Our free monthly e-newsletter offers inspiration between issues of the TCC quarterly journal, The Vital Force, in which teachers and students tell stories about ways they’ve benefited from the practice. 

“Certain causes will produce certain effects.” – Justin F. Stone, TCC Originator

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From the recent issue of The Vital Force:

Connection: “ ‘Your life matters. Treat it that way!’ said Justin Stone. How do we come to Realize that? Cultivating a felt sense of connection between the palms through the principle of Polarity in TCC is one key. The connection we feel when the palms face one another encourages a deeper embodiment of what we come to Know. We are connection. We are the substance we feel and shape between the palms. We are THAT.” – AT, Albuquerque, NM

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Editor’s Note: Learn more from TCC teachers with more than 25 years of experience in the February issue of The Vital Force.

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No judgment: “Justin said it better than anybody else, so I go back to his books all the time. Spiritual Odyssey is wonderful and easy to dip into…. Once we were doing the practice in Albuquerque, and I was next to him in the circle, and he turned to me, and said, ‘There is nothing to do.’ I was trying really hard, and Justin must have seen it on my puzzled face… Justin always talked about negative and positive, rather than good and bad. There was no judgment involved.” – CG, Lake Charles, LA

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New life: “In Colorado, we celebrate the golden leaves of quaking aspens, so it seemed appropriate to focus on the way of trees during autumn TCC classes. I thought I’d leave trees behind as I began winter classes, but it was not to be. Most trees enter a season of dormancy during the winter, pulling their nourishing sap down into their roots and centers. This spring? I may just celebrate the new life and healing that follows as we welcome the Chi that flows up and out into every cell of our bodies, minds, and souls.” –– RP, Loveland, CO

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Salvation: “The Buddha said, ‘Work out your own salvation’ and ‘Believe only your own experience.’ ‘Be a lamp unto yourselves’ meant no reliance on any other, no matter how exalted. This is not egocentric; in Buddhism there truly is no other.” Justin F. Stone

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Published On: May 7th, 2023Categories: Vital Force e-Newsletter

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