A young man nervously approached the Buddha…
He had been coming to hear the Master speak for weeks now. Seeking solace and an answer to what had been plaguing him.
After waiting patiently he finally had his chance to ask the Buddha a question, “Wise one, my mind is in a knot, my sleep is restless and my emotions are a sea of chaos. What should I do?”
The Buddha reached for a glass of water that rested on a table beside him. He bent forward from his chair and gathered into his hand a palmful of dust and dropped it into the glass.
He motioned the man forward and said, “Look into this cup and tell me what you see.”
The man answered him, “The water has become cloudy.”
“Your mind is the same young man. But watch and see what happens when I place this glass on this table for a moment.”
After a short while he asked the man to look inside the glass, “Tell me what you see now young man?”
“The water has become clear and the dust has settled to the bottom of the glass.”
And the Buddha looked deeply into the mans eyes and said, “So to is it the way with the mind. If we become quiet for but a moment everything becomes clear.”
Letting the dust settle…
Each year, more than 100 million people make New Year’s Resolutions in the U.S…
…and each year, more than 88 million people FAIL at accomplishing what they set out to achieve at the start of the year.
That’s why I don’t make resolutions anymore.
What do I do instead? Continue Reading…