Chi Moments is Five!

May 20, 2019

I began Chi Moments back in May of 2014. My life has changed so much since that first writing five years ago. I must admit even though I have been through a lot personally, and without going into detail … let’s just say … life has been very yin-yang. I have learned so much about myself, what is important to me, what brings me joy and focusing my energy there. Shifting my focus to how I desire to feel is huge, and taking 100% responsibility for my life, instead of being a victim and blaming circumstances. Does it mean every day is blissful? Hell no, but it does mean, I am more aware of how I feel, knowing I can change and expand my perspective.


Recently, I reread some entries from 2014, and thought I would share three of them with you. The first one I wrote, before my website went live it was entitled, Resistance. It seems more true today than it did back then. The simple, yet profound statement that Sifu continues to share with us, “When you come in contact with resistance, know it’s your own.”
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The second one, I wanted to share was inspired by the famous poem, The Risk to Bloom by Anaïs Nin.

And then the day came
when the risk to remain tight
in a bud was more painful
than the risk to bloom.

I feel, I am still risking to bloom everyday in my life and continuously realizing:

  • every moment is a new beginning
  • slowing down allows us to be more productive
  • being present is a continuous process
  • being kind and compassionate is our true nature
  • change is constant

I continue to do my best to enjoy each moment as it arises, for there will never be another one like it.
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The third article, Slowing Down is Productive. Again, this seems more relevant now than it did five years ago, as our world seems to be speeding up. Today, while teaching outside at Red Butte Garden, I shared with students, one of my favorite quotes, a Spanish proverb, “How nice it is to do nothing and rest afterwards.” If you are desiring more clarity in your life, I invite you to slow down, start by reading this article and maybe resign up for the 9-days of Slowing Down. [it’s free]
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Lastly, I want to thank you for supporting me these past five years. It is an honor to have you read my entries, come to my classes or simply share in real conversation. I love being in service, Tai Chi / Qigong is my path, this I do know. Spreading chi love is what I choose to do, what I meant to do.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to BE. [Breathe & Expand]


photo: Prashant-Gurung from


  1. Thanks for commenting Jessica, and it sounds like it was perfect timing. Learning to be kind to myself is one I continue to practice … it is a continuous process. I know for me, when I slow down (refill my vessel) and step back (expand my perspective), I have more clarity and therefore I am more productive as a result. As my teacher reminds me, “We must laugh at the absurdities in our lives.” :~]

    …and the link to “9 Days” is the bright orange/purple icon at the top, on the right of this page.

  2. I was little embarrassed that I was so late to reading this, but I read it at the exact time I was supposed to. Sometimes I am hurrying to live life and experience as much I can before it slips away. When I don’t get it all done, I get pretty disappointed with myself. I need to slow down and practice love, patience and acceptance for me. Slow down and be more productive.

    Thank you
    PS..I can’t find the link to the 9 days of slowing down and I’d really like to give it a try. :)

  3. I needed this one!! Bloom on sister

    • We could all use more beautiful “blooming” couldn’t we? I believe blooming where we are is key. Thanks for reading and commenting, Jackie!


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