Training Break #1

Sometimes when I would complain unreasonably, my father would say, “You’re lucky to be alive.” I thought the old man was just rehashing his aphorisms.  Now after studying a bit of biology, I see his point.  You are indeed lucky to be alive. Moreover, you’re incredibly fortunate to find yourself in a made-to-order dojo with a splendid teacher.  Now the ball is in your court.

Robert Aitken, Miniatures of a Zen Master

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