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Excerpt from the essay Spirituality and the Serenity Prayer by Michael O. Smith
At the end of the session, they ask, â€œWhatâ€™s in the needle? There must be something in the needle.â€
Some people get very intense about this because they are struck by the notion that â€œif there is nothing good in the needle, then there must be something good in me.â€ Â Thatâ€™s the biggest lesson in the clinicâ€”the biggest lesson in anybodyâ€™s life. Â And because acupuncture can take the most panicked person and show them a peaceful side of themselves in about 30 seconds, you are able to reveal this important human and spiritual lesson right away.
â€œThere is nothing in that needle, so there must be something good in meâ€”something good, something peaceful, something quiet, something forgiving, something optimistic.