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Comments for Don Tow's Website http://www.dontow.com Thu, 04 May 2017 10:35:38 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Comment on Spontaneous Qigong or Zifagong (自发功) by Andrea Tang http://www.dontow.com/2009/08/spontaneous-qigong-or-zifagong-%e8%87%aa%e5%8f%91%e5%8a%9f/#comment-868959 Thu, 04 May 2017 10:35:38 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?p=3#comment-868959 I have been initiated to this spontaneous qigong in l999. Initially I was very consistent but later due to work schedules I was not practicing as much as I had been. But even that, I remember twice when I fell down, (well, first time: a snatch-thief came and ripped off my handbag and so I fell; second time: I overlooked a door-latch and tripped over) I found myself falling flat on my stomach with my limbs out-stretched and head up. At my stomach area, I felt like there was a ball or cushion that propped me up! And so the impact from the floor due to my fall was not hard at my stomach. But my elbows and knees did have scratches.
After my second fall, I told myself I must be real serious with my practice. Yes, I have been searching for theory to understand this art, but not much was available since I cannot read Chinese. But I had never given up searching. I am glad I bumped into your site. Thank you very much for affirming me.

Also, since I have been practicing seriously for the past 5 years, I noticed my skeletal column is getting straighten up bit by bit, my blood flow has improved – my palms and fingers are warmer and softer now. Yes, many, many, many improvement health-wise.

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Comment on Spontaneous Qigong or Zifagong (自发功) by Jack Goh http://www.dontow.com/2009/08/spontaneous-qigong-or-zifagong-%e8%87%aa%e5%8f%91%e5%8a%9f/#comment-862862 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:25:42 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?p=3#comment-862862 Dear Sifu’s ,
I am also a serious practitioner since Year 2000!
I also do have initiated some students in the past in Singapore.
It’s one of the most powerful exercises for health purposes and the other side benefit is self protection.
I encourage all to get into it whenever possible.
Best Wishes and keep up the good work and may all be blessed by this most potent power and living spirit in us.
Jack Goh J K
Singapore

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Comment on Sensory Awareness and Taiji by Eugene Tashima http://www.dontow.com/2016/12/sensory-awareness-and-taiji/#comment-859391 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:53:20 +0000 http://www.dontow.com/?p=4394#comment-859391 Greetings Mr Tow,
You may remember me from Garrison Institute in New York. I want to thank you for the information about “How you heard about Sensory Awareness.” I shared it with some of the leaders who were at the conference. They were quite surprised at the lasting impression it made on your friend.

i am hoping to see and some of your students at the upcoming Conference (April 21-23) at Mt. Madonna, entitled “An Embodied Response to Unsettling Times.”
Warmly and with appreciation, Eugene Tashima

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Comment on Evangelical Christians, the Ten Commandments, and 2016 Presidential Election by Pamela Blunt http://www.dontow.com/2017/03/evangelical-christians-the-ten-commandments-and-2016-presidential-election/#comment-856199 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:54:43 +0000 http://www.dontow.com/?p=4537#comment-856199 I so enyoy your finely tuned analytical mind, Mr. Tow. It is my observation
that people generally bend their religious beliefs to fit their biases and
preconceptions. .
For centuries, for example, southern whites held slaves
and defined African American people as less than human. This
belief allowed them to resolve the cognitive dissonance
between their supposed Christian beliefs and their reprehensible actions.
The genocide of native peoples across many continents is
another example. The selective focus on the words in Leviticus
concerning homosexuality, while ignoring the other guidelines about
smiting our neighbor or stoning women to death is another example.

Your article is so clear and logical. Unfortunately, many of us humans are not!

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Comment on One Belt One Road Initiative: Its Meaning and Significance* by Pamela Blunt http://www.dontow.com/2017/03/one-belt-one-road-initiative-its-meaning-and-significance/#comment-856194 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:33:31 +0000 http://www.dontow.com/?p=4486#comment-856194 Thank you for this clear, well-written article.
I wish this project was getting more exposure in mainstream
media. It is really a ray of hope in a world that really
needs it.

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Comment on One Belt One Road Initiative: Its Meaning and Significance* by Stephen Ho http://www.dontow.com/2017/03/one-belt-one-road-initiative-its-meaning-and-significance/#comment-856011 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:11:58 +0000 http://www.dontow.com/?p=4486#comment-856011 OBOR is the action on human peace and region stability. It must be successful even in years to come.

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Comment on One Belt One Road Initiative: Its Meaning and Significance* by Michael Wong http://www.dontow.com/2017/03/one-belt-one-road-initiative-its-meaning-and-significance/#comment-855835 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:05:56 +0000 http://www.dontow.com/?p=4486#comment-855835 Great article! Very clear how this can foster peace, prosperity, and stability. Let’s hope this effort is successful.

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Comment on Why Meditation Is An Important Part of Taiji and Qigong by Chandos Caldwell http://www.dontow.com/2017/03/why-meditation-is-an-important-part-of-taiji-and-qigong/#comment-855578 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:10:20 +0000 http://www.dontow.com/?p=4516#comment-855578 I like the quote. ‘Not intuitive. But that’s not why I like it.

I am happy to know that the “Lower abdominal breathing” is useful, since that is what I do, naturally. I thought I was incorrect, when some exercise practioner suggested the “natural” type of breathing, which is odd for me.

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Comment on Taiji by Dr. Dan Casel Cosmetic Dentist in Jupiter FL http://www.dontow.com/taiji/#comment-846466 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:38:10 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?page_id=380#comment-846466 Very interesting study. This is the first time reading about Taiji and it certainly seems like an amazing way to help you teach your mind and body to become one. I have a friend who has practiced Tha Chi for many years and seems very in tune with nature and himself.

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Comment on Other by Don http://www.dontow.com/other/#comment-843494 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:26:01 +0000 http://dontow.com/wordpress/?page_id=394#comment-843494 Maureen,

There is another possible answer to your question China experienced a major civil war between December 1850 and August 1864. It is known as the Taiping Rebellion or Taiping Uprising. Two major slogans of this Uprising were “Resist Foreign Powers” and “Rid Internal Traitors.” So its targets were the foreign exploiting powers who were squeezing more and more unequal treaties from China, and the Qing government who wasn’t doing much or capable of doing much to resist the foreign exploitation. It was a major civil war during which more than 20 million people were killed, including a lot of foreigners. I don’t know how much the uprising/rebellion affected Hong Kong, but it was very serious and widespread in Southern and Southwestern China.

Perhaps there are some readers who can shed some light on this issue.

Don

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