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THE MONK

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery… He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own. With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared to disturb his meditation. But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake. At that moment, the monk has an insight… He understands that the anger was within him — not outside of him. And this makes him wonder… How often do his thoughts tell himself a flawed story that isn’t true? It’s at this point he starts to truly understand the teachings of his mentors over the years… “When you stop listening to the limiting stories of your mind – you have more freedom than you could ever imagine”. And at that point… He closed his eyes again… But not to meditate… Just to enjoy the feeling of joy that washed over him as the insight touched his soul. So the question is… Which stories are you listening to that are false? Just something to think about.David KeyA monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery… He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own. With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared to disturb his meditation. But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake. At that moment, the monk has an insight… He understands that the anger was within him — not outside of him. And this makes him wonder… How often do his thoughts tell himself a flawed story that isn’t true? It’s at this point he starts to truly understand the teachings of his mentors over the years… “When you stop listening to the limiting stories of your mind – you have more freedom than you could ever imagine”. And at that point… He closed his eyes again… But not to meditate… Just to enjoy the feeling of joy that washed over him as the insight touched his soul. So the question is… Which stories are you listening to that are false? Just something to think about.

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By KINDNESS WISDOM

Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)