It seems like the message is to find a reason for why you train, and do not obsess yourself on right and wrong during practice, just feel?
That's a part of it. There's more to it than that, though. It's also about acceptance, love, and learning to let go. That is, in Wuwei meditation (no mind- this is next week's exercise that will be posted tomorrow), don't get frustrated or angry with yourself for being unable to quiet the mind. Rather, be accepting of your thoughts, learn to love them, and learn to let go of them. Let go of yourself and give yourself up to the universe. This is also relevant to ones' personal actions and all things in life.
Maybe we need to create a thread to share the reason of following this study group Kouji? Just an idea, maybe if the foundation is analyzed and strengthened, each member might produce a more fruitful experience from their practice.
This is as good a thread as any. I'd like to keep the forums uncluttered. If you want to share your reasons, and answer some of mystic's questions, I will share mine.
BTW, what is "Shen"?
Shen will be discussed in week 5 at length. Shen is one of the Three Treasures of Man (San Bao 三寶). Shen means essentially, "spirit mind". Shen's root is the upper Dantien in the head and corresponds with the Ajna chakra. Shen gives birth to Yi (Mind-Intention), which in turn leads Qi. The best way to define Shen, is that it is at once your Soul, your mind, and your consciousness. We will go over this theory, and how Jing, Qi and Shen interact in depth later on.
There are also the Three Treasures of Daoism (compassion, frugality, and meekness) which are detailed here: wikipedia