:: Japan ::
Japanese kendo fencers use bamboo poles as swords.
Garden of Enko-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan - Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl
The task of the spiritual traveler is to learn to ask the question in one mode of thought, and listen too or experience the answer in another. Like pre-setting the stations on your radio; Station #1 presents the inquiry-where are my spiritual experiences? Click to Station #2, spiritual awareness; which answers the question: spiritual experiences are natural outgrowths of a higher state of consciousness.