Let’s begin with us! Tame the zoo within!

One day one person climbed up a mountain where a hermit woman was meditating.

She had taken refuge and was asked:

– “What are you doing here alone in such a solitude place?”

To which she replied: 

– “I have lots of work !”

– “And how can you have so much work?

I don’t see anything around you here…?”

– “I have to train two hawks and two eagles, assure two rabbits, discipline one snake, motivate a donkey and tame a lion…..”

– “And, where have they gone that I don’t see them?”

– “I have them all inside here within me…!!

✓ The hawks stare on everything that is presented to me, good or bad, I have to work on them to see only good things. They are my eyes.

✓ The two eagles with their claws hurt and destroy, I have to train them not to hurt. They are my hands.

✓ Rabbits want to go where they want, at the same time they do not want to face difficult situations, I have to teach them to be calm even if there is suffering or stumbling.  They are my feet.

✓ The donkey is always tired, stubborn and does not want to carry the load each time I walk. That is my body!

✓ The most difficult to tame is the “snake.”  Although it is locked in a strong cage with 32 bars, it is always ready to sting, bite and poison anyone nearby. I have to discipline it…  that’s my tongue.

✓ I also have one Lion.  Oh … how proud, vain, he thinks that “he is the king.” I have to tame him. And that’s my ego.

So you see, my friend, I have  lots of work….. “

Think & Reflect ! 🤔

We all may have the same — Lots to work on ourselves!

So Stop Criticising, Evaluating and Judging others! Let’s First work on ourselves.

Published by Vanaja Banagiri

Author, Editor, Poet, Art Promoter

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