This Saturday … DO IT FOR LOVE …
Many years ago when we were invited to attend the National Congress on Qigong's National Symposium, the speaker who followed our speech about our vision of a World Tai Chi Day … was Master Li Junfeng.
Master Li stopped me in the hallway, on my way out of the plenary session room, following our speeches. He told me with all sincerity, "If you do this thing, create this world event, do it for love or don't do it at all."
BELOW IS OUR OPENING STATEMENT event organizers are free to read if they wish to open their events this Saturday.
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OPENING STATEMENT from WTCQD FOUNDERS
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters & Participants,
This global wave of goodwill provides a vision of hope and healing to a world hungry for such visions. Each year to view the photos of people from different cultures, religions, and every corner of the earth . . . breathing together . . . in this global Tai Chi & Qigong movement . . . is profound.
When you look thru the photographs and videos you see that "look" on people's faces, a look that conveys a feeling that all of us who've experienced the well-being that Qi, or life energy, expands through our mind and body when we make the space to breathe . . . and to let, calm, and wellness expand thru us.
When you see that look in all these diverse faces, from so many different lands, you can't help but deeply realize that we are indeed "one world . . . and, . . . one breath."
We are all connected by the field of life energy that physicists are now discovering permeates all existence.
By immersing ourselves in the field of life energy again and again, we become more and more grounded in the absolute reality that . . . we are all connected . . . all part of the web of life. And, by cultivating and growing the realization personally and globally, we may help in a subtle quiet way to usher in a more elegant future that nurtures us all in ways we cannot yet even imagine.
Again, thank you for making this extraordinary event and health movement possible thru your organizing and participation each year.
Bill Douglas & Angela Wong Douglas, Co-Founders of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day