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Quieting the Mind : 4 Factors that May Be Holding Us Back

Do you have a mind that races endlessly?  Join the club, right?  Stopping the brain's eternal discourse might not be entirely possible but know that there are people who experience less of it, they do experience breaks in thinking, and their thoughts are genuinely happier.  Here are four reasons why you may not have experienced as much success at quieting the mind as you would like: 1. Most resources treat mastering or calming your mind as a single topic with a ... Read More
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4 Myths about Becoming Conscious and Quieting the Mind

There are many myths about becoming conscious that I believe are holding many of us back.  We don't feel that we are worthy, that we know how to do it, or that we have enough time.  These myths about becoming conscious would all be fine if it weren't for the fact that they are halting individual's progress.   Myth # 1:  Mastering your mind - becoming conscious, takes a long time In our culture and folklore we see consciousness or divinity as some ... Read More
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What do 3 Main World Religions say about Consciousness (in 82 seconds)?

I am writing this article as a quick thought, as an epiphany that dawned on me as I worked to unravel this “consciousness” thing.  I realized that my religious exposure (Christian) did not give me any space to accept that I could evolve into something greater or experience something greater.  That was the stuff of God, not lowly me.  So, part of my not waking up to my potential was not understanding that it was possible. Know that the way western ... Read More
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What Being Aware or Conscious Really Is

There is a lot of confusion about what it truly means to be conscious, aware, or present as well as confusion as to whether this is even obtainable by the average person.  Images of spiritual leaders sitting cross-legged for hours have pervaded our culture. When we think about obtaining a calm, focused, even powerful thought process it is often seen as something that is outside of us, something that is greater than us, or something we are not worthy of.   Also, ... Read More
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New content on consciousness and “waking up!”

Hi TCB community! A quick note on the posts that are going to be coming out over then next several months. We launched this survey "Deepen Your Tai Chi Practice" and had a really great response from many of you in the community. In putting together what people are struggling with and what people want to improve, we saw some significant trends. People shared that they want greater connection, both physically to chi and to life itself. People wanted more knowledge on being ... Read More