#8 - Gom Jabbar

You've reached the eighth Easter Egg Page.  This page is devoted to the special poisoned weapon used in the book Dune by Frank Herbert.  At one point Paul is tested - He just stay aware of the needle at his neck while suffering great pain, keeping his awareness out and open.  If he pulls his hand back from the test... the needle goes into his neck and he dies.  

Why is this useful?  Because that's what Growing Up can feel like sometimes.  You feel all this pain and you want to pull back... you want the growth to stop.  But you must keep your heart open and keep your awareness intact to make progress.  Pull back now and in goes the needle and down you go.

Growing up one of my favorite songs was by Iron Maiden, entitled To Tame a Land.  It is about Dune.