Opposition and challenge from the outside evidently stimulate us to do battle, exercise and train us, develop our muscles and our patience.... They help rather than hinder. But there is something inside everyone that resists help — a coward shadow that dogs the heels of our potential hero. This is the real obstacle.

D.M. Dooling in The Spirit of Quest by D.M. Dooling


To Practice This Thought:
Identify one obstacle that you can use in your training, and be alert for signs of the presence of your coward shadow.


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