"Do not seek to become powerful; seek only to release fear from body-mind.
do not chase after joy; only breathe out your pain, your grief, your loss.
do not ask for mastery; ask only to shed that which is unnatural and disharmonious.
darkness and day follow each other.
heavy is the root of light, stillness is the mother of movement.
emptiness is the source of ten thousand things.
release, breathe, shed, stand-still, un-do
let your tears fall to the earth beneath your feet
let your sorrows sink and become your root
what you thought was weakness will become strength
where fear has been dissolved, laughter blooms,
after looking inward,
the spirit rises."
- Don Ethan Miller, student of Cheng Man Chin