"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the moment." - Lao Tzu
Just imagine how one less ruminating thought or worry may change your day today... A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the other side.
The two monks glanced at one another because they had taken vows not to touch a woman. Then, without a word, the older monk picked up the woman, carried her across the river, placed her gently on the other side, and carried on his journey.
The younger monk couldn’t believe what had just happened. After rejoining his companion, he was speechless, and an hour passed without a word between them.
Two more hours passed, then three, finally the younger monk couldn’t contain himself any longer, and blurted out “As monks, we are not permitted a woman, how could you then carry that woman on your shoulders?” The older monk looked at him and replied, “Brother, I set her down on the other side of the river, why are you still carrying her?”
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.... PLEASE 😩!!!!
8 783 days ago
My first experience with a vortex...
I left Phoenix airport en route for Sedona and started experiencing what felt like asthma. I️ thought to myself, “I️ haven’t had asthma since childhood and don’t people come to Arizona to reduce their asthma?!” 2 miles from Cathedral rock the asthma symptoms disappeared and my chest cavity started to feel like it was expanding, opening 💚... and then I️ started to feel this immense joy welling up deep inside of me and suddenly I️ started to laugh so hard I️ started to cry. I️ wasn’t thinking about anything in particular either it was just me driving through the desert laughing and crying! And then when I️ got to Cathedral Rock, this is what I️ saw. Cue the angel music 🎶 I️ was on cloud nine the rest of the day.
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