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Ted’s Talks #2: “Relaxed” in Chinese — 4 Comments

  1. Love it! I find the relaxedness (new word 😉 ) in Tai Chi more feasible for my body than trying to get myself to relax in Kung Fu sparring, but it’s one of those things which we can totally develop through practice and repetition so I’ll get there hopefully! 😉 Watching Darth Maul again is an education in itself eh? I grabbed my breakfast and got comfortable before pressing ‘play’ and enjoyed the artform 🙂

    I’m sooo glad that you’re enjoying the Tai Chi as much as I do, and wow the benefits for everyday life are fantastic! I still find myself raising my shoulders in concentration-tension at the laptop sometimes and it’s Tai Chi that has got me paying attention and knowing how to relax without flopping. Plus the moment I initiate the ‘relax’ command my psyche joins in just like it does in Tai Chi so even at the laptop I get an ‘ahhhhh’ moment. Lovely!

    That sense of filling the space, standing tall, yet being relaxed and aware is woooonderful. The more of my day I manage to extend that way of being to, the more calm and beautiful life is to experience. Lovely!

    And I know I’m not saying anything much here, just reacting and smiling (and waffling)! Hehe

    I’m really enjoying reading your posts sharing your experiences on this journey, xx

  2. You’ve done it again. There’s some kind of cosmic timing going on with your posts and my life. (think Twilight Zone theme song here)
    I had given up on supplements in the USA but you inspired me to look again and I may have found an answer, just in time.
    After avoiding starch of any kind since 1990, I was lured into eating spelt when I lived in Italy and it just felt wrong and got way worse as time goes on – after years of being accused of neuroses of every kind – now VALIDATED! It feels wonderful to see it written and explained. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    FYI (just in case): Only recently I found out that if you don’t eat gluten/starch, you’ll have a negative reading on the celiac test. I was again told that I was crazy when a positive result was impossible without eating it daily for at least 2 weeks before the exam. Most doctors don’t even know this.
    Thank you so much for explaining complex ideas in a clear manner to challenged patients. I’ve enjoyed your posts for years now and what I’ve learned has helped me immensely in navigating this illness.

    • I’m so glad to be useful, Colleen 🙂

      You’re absolutely right about the test. What it tests is not the *potential* for a reaction, but whether an *existing* reaction has been triggered deeply and long enough to create a significant histological shift.

      I didn’t know it took that long, though. I couldn’t take a meaningful test for celiac, because after 2 weeks of daily gluten I’d be babbling, drooling, and bedbound, not to mention bloated to the size of a planetoid.

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