Blogs by Levi Ben-Shmuel

Levi Ben-Shmuel is a Tai Chi and Kabbalah teacher, and co-creator of "Sulam Chi: A Dance of Life."

Topic: Speaking for a Wiser Life

Levi is a writer, teacher, and singer-songwriter. He is a featured blogger on The Huffington Post and has contributed an essay to the book "How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth," a collection of 101 insightful essays from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders, and writers.
Levi teaches classes on Yang-style Tai Chi and Kabbalah’s 10 Paths to True Power at Santa Fe Soul. He is the co-creator of Sulam Chi: A Dance of Life, a movement form that integrates the energies of Tai Chi and Kabbalah’s Tree of Life (Sulam Chi means "ladder of life force energy").

Levi’s debut album, "Take a New Road," is a joyous celebration of the inner journey toward spiritual freedom.

While pursuing a career in software development, Levi earned a master’s degree in economic development from MIT in 1989. He studied Yang-style Tai Chi intensively during his years in the Boston area. Levi moved to Israel in 1991. During his nine years there, he worked in the economic development field, created a computer consulting business, taught Tai Chi, studied Kabbalah, and co-created Sulam Chi. Levi returned to the U.S. in 2001 and moved to Santa Fe with his family in 2003.

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September 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Creating Transcendent Moments

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October 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Are You Living Life as a Champion?

'Few are called to pursue an extreme sport or profession where you put your life on the line on a regular basis. But all of us are called to be true to who we are.'

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June 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Having Trouble Reducing Anxiety? Play!

"Play, something we all did naturally as children, is an essential ingredient for good health"

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May 24, 2013 at 3:59 PM

The Price of One Negative Thought

" negative thought can insidiously create a downward spiral of destructive thoughts..."

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May 2, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Are We Playing God? The Wisdom in Bringing Back What Is Gone

"If the technology existed, it would not be a good idea to bring back the dinosaurs."

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April 19, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Are We Demanding Justice or Retribution? The Search for a Just World

"When we call for justice, what are we really asking for?"

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March 29, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Crossing Your Own Red Sea: How Will You Get Through?

"...having faith in something bigger opens us to the mystery and love that is at the core of life..."

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November 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Is Praying for the Peace of Jerusalem a Waste of Time? Absolutely Not

"Jerusalem means 'City of Peace.' May the vision of peace it represents for all people be realized soon."

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November 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

If You Are Not Your Body, Who Are You?

"...we are here to accomplish things, and our bodies are the vehicles we have been given to make change happen"

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October 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Walking on the Right Side: How Stable Is Your Gait?

"As we get older, it become iimportant to maintain stability in walking and turning by lowering our energy below the waist"

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September 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Spiritual Leprosy: Are You Afflicted?

"... the first step must be a matter of the heart as well as the head"

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August 29, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Are You Fighting Yourself? Here is a Simple Way to Bring Yourself Together

"there are many ways to bring your mind, body, and spirit into alignment and balance"

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June 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Laugh and Be Strong!

"When we loosen up and see the humor in our own foibles, we gain a strength that is truly a joy to live"

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February 9, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Growth and Comfort: How Uncomfortable Are You Willing to Be?

"Dancing on the edge of uncertainty..."

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November 3, 2011 at 2:28 PM

What Will You Pass On?

"It Might Be More Valuable Than You Think."

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August 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Digging for Truth

"How deep are you willing to go?"

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July 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM

The Power in a Smile

"The power of a smile has nothing to do with your mood. If you put a smile on your face right now, chances are it will shift whatever mood you are in, and even your energy level, in a positive way."