As I think about the meaning of Independence Day in my own life, I want to be free from the constraints that prevent me from being my best self. For this Independence Day update, I want to talk about the concept of regret. Many people find it challenging to let go of regrets–for opportunities not taken, time poorly spent, and bad choices of all sorts. However, we can learn to break free of our “allegiance to regret” and choose to live with courage and purpose in the present moment. This is the opportunity that avails us every time we practice tai chi and qigong. As we learn to move with present moment awareness, we discover ourselves anew. Practicing Tai Chi and Qigong can nurture our connection to our authentic selves. And the practice can help us shed the feelings of “If only I had…or I wish I hadn’t” and learn to live in the here and now.

Robin embracing the light at Simpson’s Point, Brunswick, Maine, September 2020. Photo credit: Jon Riggleman

Tai Chi at Head of Tide Park: Remaining summer dates

Free outdoor tai chi continues at Head of Tide Park this summer, from 9:30-10:30 AM on Saturdays.

JULY: July 15, July 22, July 29

AUGUST: August 5, 12, NO CLASS August 19–Robin on vacation, final summer session August 26

Past Flowering, photo credit: Robin Brooks

“Healer Within” Tai Chi on Zoom, Friday mornings 9-10 AM EST

Here’s the Zoom link! Your first class is free. Attendance on a “drop-in” basis by donation, with $10.00 per class suggested. You can mail checks to Robin Brooks, 47 Ivanhoe Drive, Topsham 04086. We do a qigong warm-up and practice the Tai Chi Easy™ and Integral 9 Form. Newcomers are always welcome.

Topic: Tai Chi with Robin, 9-10 AM, EST

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