A monk was walking in the woods when he was attacked by a tiger. He ran to the edge of a cliff and began to climb down a vine. Just as he was about to put his heel on a safe ledge, he heard a hissing, looked down, and saw a cobra coiled there, ready to strike. He climbed up, and the tiger swiped at him. Looked down at the rocks far below, and realize he would never survive the jump. Then…the vine’s roots began to pull out of the rock face. The monk looked to his left. There grew…

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.realwarriorsjourney.com

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