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  6. What exactly is stored in the LDT?

    It's all too easy to let your surroundings weigh your spirit down. You may become sick and emaciated from malnourishment or mistreatment. And your jing may suffer. But your shen can still soar. "We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." ~Viktor Frankl, Holocaust survivor
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    sun's apex
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    little blue penguin
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  12. Seeking a teacher

    Hello @TranquilTurmoil I sympathize with your desire for a teacher and personal relationship. Please know that, with all the teachers, gurus and sages in the world, who will be able to guide you appropriately? The fact is that all spiritual information is incomplete. And the majority of it is even misguided. Or worse, malicious. Where can you continue your cultivation, then? Build your foundation on normalcy and sobriety. It sounds like this is the place you are at now. Yaey! If Tao is Zero (circle), you need to become One (a line) before you can enter the narrow gate. Spiritual strength is developed through cultivating gentleness and softness. In time, and with loads of patience, the strength of one's spirit will feel like jade! Gathering the Mind by Sun Buer Before our body existed, One energy was already there. Like jade, more lustrous as it's polished, Like gold, brighter as it's refined. Sweep clear the ocean of birth and death, Stay firm by the door of total mastery. A particle at the point of open awareness, The gentle firing is warm.
  13. How are you?

    Watterson was born with luck.
  14. Key 'Stats' for Cultivators

    Yep. Some people are born with luck.
  15. Best herbs for constipation? Currently looking at triphala

    Some ideas for the OP super important: drink more water consistently - if you don't like plain water, then drink flavored sparkling water. suggestion: make a chart and cross off each 8-oz. glass of water you consume, up to the recommended dose linked above. [note: each human has an inborn preference for liquid intake. I know some that don't drink hardly at all. they experience chronic constipation and even eventually have been hospitalized for dehydration. I know others who can't drink enough, are constantly thirsty, due to large body mass or health/medicine issues.] walk regularly apples, pears and other helpful foods senna tisane (full cup for stronger job; half a cup for mild job)