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April 3, 2017

Sleep Well

There once was a brave warrior who during a battle, was captured by his enemies and thrown into prison. That night he was unable to sleep because he feared that the next day he would be interrogated, tortured, and executed. He was panic stricken about his fate. His bravery had left him and now he sobbed uncontrollably in the dark, dank confines of his cell. Just then he thought about the words of his Zen master that had come to him, "Tomorrow is not real. It is only an illusion. The only reality is now." Pondering those words, the warrior became peaceful and fell into a long sleep.