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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July 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Fight With Love as Your Primary Weapon

'An important question we need to ask ourselves, whether a conflict is personal or on a larger scale, is how can we best resolve them in ways that serve life for the greatest good?'

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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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September 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

What Do You Really Really Want This Rosh Hashanah?

'There are forces at play both within and without that do their best to lead us astray, to keep us away from realizing our full potential...'

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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

"...one 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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March 12, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Will Your Heart Go On?

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December 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Brother, Lay Down Your Arms

"As we move into 2013, may we decide to lay down some of our arms on the road to a more peaceful and loving country"

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December 11, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Time For The Changing Of The Guard? Some Lessons From 007

"I was surprised to see that the movie tackles the tension between the roles of aging boomers and a new generation of young people..."

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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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August 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM

The Return of the Dark (K)Night: Can We Avoid It?

"Even if you have fallen badly and feel trapped in the darkness, you too can rise once again"

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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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