Two monks out walking came to a river with a strong current.
As they started to cross,
a beautiful girl called out to them,
asking for help to cross the river.
Even though the monks had taken vows of chastity to never to touch a woman,
the older monk picked up the girl and carried her across.
After an hour or two, the younger monk could not contain himself:
“We vowed not to touch a woman, how could you carry that girl?”
The older monk replied:
“Brother, I set her down on the riverbank long ago;
why are you still carrying her?”
Do you want peace of mind? Cultivate the ability to release any thoughts
that distract you from your purpose, your mission, your highest calling, or that drain your energy.
“Leave it On the Riverbank.”
“Every thought we think is creating our future.” – Louise Hay, 1926-2017, ‘The Power Is Within You’
“Thoughts held in mind, attract in kind. What you focus on, expands. Change your thoughts, change your life.” – Various proverbs
“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 A.D, ‘Meditations’; Roman emperor from 161 to 180; Stoic philosopher
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier