The Tale of the Scorpion
and the Frog…‏

As it’s still the festive season, let’s have a short story.

Have you heard the one about the scorpion and the frog?

No?

Okay, here goes. Pull up a chair, warm your hands by the fire and I’ll begin.

The Scorpion and the Frog

There was a scorpion that wanted to cross a river, but he couldn’t swim.

So he went up to a frog and said: “Hey Mr Frog, would you be so kind as to let me ride on your back whilst you take me across the river?

And the frog looked at the scorpion and replied: “I’m not as green as I look, you must think I’m crazy! You’d sting me and I’d die. There’s no way I’m letting you ride on my back or taking you across the river.

But” the scorpion continued, “If I was to sting you my dear Mr Frog, I would drown because I can’t swim. Now that would be crazy, I simply wouldn’t do it.

The frog pursed his lips together and considered what the scorpion had told him.

What he’d said was true.

If the scorpion stung him whilst they were crossing the river, the scorpion would drown.

Okay” said the frog, “I agree to your request, lets get you across the river. Climb on my back.

That’s most generous of you Mr Frog” said the scorpion and climbed onto the frog’s back.

The frog pushed off the side of the river with his passenger snuggly curled up on his back. And as he swam the frog said: “What takes you across the pond Mr Scorpion?

Oh nothing much Mr Frog, there’s a man I want to sting

That’s not very nice Mr Scorpion” said the frog.

But it’s what I do Mr Frog, it’s my nature.

The frog continued to swim.

They were about half way across when he felt a painful, burning stinging sensation on the back of his neck. He could feel a numbness working through his limbs and body. He could no longer move his arms and legs to swim and slowly he began to sink.

With his last breath the frog asked: “Mr Scorpion, why did you sting me? Now we will both die!

And the scorpion replied: “Because I’m a scorpion Mr Frog, and stinging is what I do.

Cool huh?

No Qigong lesson here for you, just a nifty little story.

No reason for you not to join us in the Qigong Inner Circle though.

You see, it’s in my nature to share my very best with those I know will get the most from it. And if that sounds like you, best swim on over to:

http://marcussanter.com/qigong/qicletter

And see if you qualify to join.

Next QIC Letter goes out a week today.

In it I’ll share:

  • Four awakenings caused by losing £1,700 worth of camera equipment down a 200 ft drop.
  • Specifics on using Qigong as a healing tool.
  • Starting with telling you which type of illness I’ve found best responds to Qigong and why.
  • The qualities a good Qigong healer needs to have or cultivate if they haven’t got them.
  • Plus I’ll give you all the video, photographs and written instructions you need to learn and then practice the next Qigong Exercise from the new set we’re learning.

Right, time to take Louis for his very late morning walk.

Bye for now

Marcus

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