Credit: M. Wuerker, Politico
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True enough, but not far enough. I think this disconnection applies to more and more individuals. Thus what Gurdjeff called “the center of gravity” and what Qigong calls “centered and grounded” no longer exists for many Americans as they become bipolar Amerikans.