|My apologies for not sending out the meditation yesterday: I am sending it today so we don't get behind. The daily meditations stopped for a month as I was unable to pay the list provider but it appears we are up and running now! Do consider visiting the shop and purchasing sumething to help support us if you cannot donate outright. And consider the shop for holiday needs. |
For YOUR DISCOUNT: I cannot set up a discounted price for people on the cafe press site but it is mirrored on the duckdaotsu.org site so I can certainly provide a discount there. All art prints will be signed by the artist if you order through duckdaotsu as well. Thank you so much for your patience and your support through these lean times!
In the past, warriors fought by striking the same points that acupuncture use. One famous swordsman nearly died in a duel in which his opponent attacked him in such a way. After that, the swordsman became a wanderer and tried to renounce the martial life. Years later, his enemy found him and challenged him to duel again. They fought. In the first flurry of blows, the aggressor stepped back in surprise. The swordsman smiled and said, “I trained for twenty years to move my vulnerable spots.” With that, he was finally able to triumph.
Spirituality is a process of inner healing. The wounds of the past can be the greatest obstacles for self-cultivation unless we find them all and heal them. This task can take years, but we must accomplish it.
In many cases, our wounds were inflicted by other people—enemies. This is subtle. Our enemies can be others on the street, or people much more intimate with us: parents, teachers, siblings, lovers, friends.
If we move away from such people and succeed in our practice, they will have no chance to come back in our lives. How can they? We change whatever made us vulnerable in the first place.
Deng Ming-Dao (author)
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