Find here small stories with great teachings. Life lessons that will not leave anyone indifferent, do not miss them.
- 1 The history of the seeds
- 2 Japanese story: assume emotions
- 3 Drop the glass
- 4 The principle of emptiness
- 5 The jewel of the monk
- 6 With the passage of time ...
- 7 stones
The history of the seeds
Two seeds were together in the spring and fertile soil.
The first seed said:
-I want to grow up! I want to sink my roots into the depth of the ground that supports me and make my shoots push and break the layer of earth that covers me ... I want to unfold my tender shoots as banners that announce the arrival of spring ... I want to feel the heat of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!
And so it grew.
The second seed said:
-I'm scared. If I send my roots to sink in the ground, I don't know what I can stumble in the dark. If I break through the hard ground I can damage my delicate buds ... If I let my buds open, maybe a snail tries to eat them ... If I opened my flowers, maybe some kid would tear me off the ground. No, it is much better to wait until a safe moment.
And so he waited.
A chicken that, at the beginning of spring, was digging the ground in search of food, found the seed that it was waiting for and without wasting time it ate it.
MORALEJA: Those who refuse to take risks and grow up are eaten by life.
Japanese story: assume emotions
A cruel and sadistic General entered a day with his army in a town. His men immediately threw themselves to steal everything they could and wreak havoc. They raped the women, killed the children, set fire to the houses and destroyed the crops. When the general learned that there was a highly respected Zen master in the population, he decided to defeat him too.
The General galloped up a hill on the outskirts of the city and entered the back of his horse in the Zen atrium. There, meditating on a cushion, was a small man. The General approached his horse to him and placed the bloody sword on his head. The man looked at him in turn. Do not you realize that I can pierce you with this sword unless you sing a rooster ?. And you don't realize that I could be pierced with that sword unless he sings a rooster? I ask the Zen master. At this point it is said that the general was disoriented, after which he bowed his head and left the population.
Drop the glass
Follow the advice not explained in this story (attributed to Socrates):
In ancient Greece, Socrates was famous for his wisdom and for the great respect he professed to all. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said: Do you know what I heard about your friend? Wait a minute, ”Socrates replied. Before telling me anything, I would like you to pass a small exam. I call it the triple filter exam. Triple filter? Right, ”Socrates continued. Before you tell me about my friend, it may be a good idea to filter what you are going to say three times, which is why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is the truth. Are you absolutely sure that what you are going to tell me is true? No, "said the man," I really only heard about that and ... That's fine, "Socrates said." so, you do not really know if is true or not? The second filter, the filter of goodness, is what you are going to tell me about my friend? No, on the contrary ... So, you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not sure it's true. The third filter of the utility Will it help me to know what you are going to tell me about my friend? No the truth is no. Well, "Socrates concluded," if what you want to tell me is not true, or good, and even not useful, why would I want to know?
A psychologist in a group session raised a glass of water, everyone expected the typical question: Is it half full or half empty? However, he asked:
- How much does this glass weigh?
The answers varied between 200 and 250 grams.
The psychologist replied: "The absolute weight is not important, it depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for 1 minute, it is not a problem, if I hold it for an hour, my arm will hurt, if I hold it for 1 day, my arm will get numb and paralyze. The weight of the glass does not change, but the longer it is held, the heavier, the harder it can bear. "
And continued: "The worries are like the glass of water. If you think about them for a while, nothing happens. If you think a little more they start to hurt and if you think about them all day, you end up feeling paralyzed, unable to do anything."
Remember to drop the glass!!!
The principle of emptiness
You have the habit of gathering useless objects at this time, believing that one day (you don't know when) you can specify them.
You have the habit of raising money just to not spend it, because you think in the future it may be necessary.
You have a habit of storing clothes, shoes, furniture, household utensils and other household items that you have not used for a long time.
And within you? ... You have the habit of keeping upset, resentment, sadness, fear, etc. Do not do that. It is anti-prosperity.
It is necessary to create a space, a vacuum, so that new things come to your life.
It is necessary to eliminate what is useless in you and in your life, for prosperity to come.
It is the force of that emptiness that will absorb and attract everything you desire.
While you are materially or emotionally carrying old and useless things, there will be no open space for new opportunities.
Goods need to circulate. Clean the drawers, the cabinets, the back room, the garage. Give what you do not use anymore.
The attitude of keeping a lot of useless things ties your life. It is not the stored objects that stagnate your life, but the meaning of the attitude of keeping.
When saved, the possibility of lack, of lack is considered. It is believing that tomorrow may be missing, and you will not have the means to provide for your needs.
With that posture, you are sending two messages for your brain and your life:
- You don't trust tomorrow
- You believe that the new and the best are NOT for you, since you are happy to keep old and useless things.
Get rid of the one that lost the color and brightness, let the new into your home and into yourself.
The jewel of the monk
A walking monk found himself, in one of his trips, a precious stone, and kept it in his bag. One day he met a traveler and, when he opened his bag to share his provisions with him, the traveler saw the jewel and asked for it.
The monk gave it to him without more. The traveler thanked him and marched full of joy with that unexpected gift of the precious stone that would be enough to give him wealth and security all the rest of his days. However, a few days later he returned in search of the begging monk, found him, returned the jewel and begged him: “Now I beg you to give me something of much more value than this jewel… give me, please, what allowed you to give it to me to me".
At 4: 'My mom can do anything!'
At 8 years old: 'My mom knows a lot! Very much!'
At age 12: 'My mom really doesn't know everything ...
At 14: 'Naturally, my mother has no idea about this.'
At 16: 'My mother? But what will she know! '
At 18: 'That old woman? But he grew up with dinosaurs! '
At 25: 'Well, mom may know something about the subject….'
At age 35: 'Before deciding, I would like to know Mom's opinion.'
At 45: 'Surely my mother can guide me.'
At age 55: 'What would my mother have done in my place?'
At 65: 'I wish I could talk about this with my mom!'
An expert advisor of companies in Time Management wanted to surprise the attendees of his conference. He pulled a large, wide-mouth jar from under the desk. He placed it on the table, next to a tray with fist-sized stones and asked:
- How many stones do you think fit in the jar?
After the assistants made their guesses, he began to put stones until he filled the jar.
Then he asked:
- It is full?
Everybody saw it and agreed. Then he pulled a gravel bucket from under the table. He put part of the gravel in the jar and waved it. The pebbles penetrated the spaces left by the large stones.
The expert smiled wryly and repeated:
- It is full?
This time the listeners doubted:
- Maybe not.
- All right!
And he put on the table a bucket with sand that began to tip over the jar. The sand seeped into the small recesses that the stones and gravel left.
- Is it well packed? he asked again.
- No! The attendees exclaimed.
Well, he said, and picked up a one-liter jug of water that he began pouring into the jar. The jar was not overflowing yet. - Well, what have we shown? He asked.
A student replied:
- That it doesn't matter how full your agenda is, if you try, you can always make more things fit.
- No! The expert concluded: what this lesson teaches us is that if you don't put the big stones first, you can never place them later. What are the big stones in your life?.
Your children, your friends, your dreams, your health, the loved one? Or is it your job, your meetings, your business trips, power or money? The choice is yours. Once you've decided ... put those stones first. The rest will find their place.
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