Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christopher Zalek - Newsletter 2010

Growth and Integration

The roots dig deeper, the branches reach higher, the trunk grows stronger. If I were to use two words to describe the Tai Chi Center of Chicago's development throughout 2010, those words would be growth and integration.

There is a more tangible sense of cohesion within the teaching body of TC3. We've achieved higher goals and taken on greater responsibilities throughout the year. It feels as though the school is breathing more fully, taking one step closer to “being its own size.” Can you feel it?

The energy derived from that growth has been channeled deeper into our relationships within the community. This year we've expanded beyond Ravenswood ArtWalk and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day by reaching out further, compassionately, in new and creative ways. More involvement with local environment issues and movements. Free Tai Chi in the park. The launching of my own Tai Chi blog called Tai Chi Method Blog. Integration means we are thriving. Diggit.

Next year, next year... with all of this energy stirring, who knows? Very exciting stuff. And don't you find it curious that the students are learning Da Lu on the cusp of the New Year? Seriously, I'm on the edge of my seat.

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