Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained, and there were puddles of water on the roadsides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing unable to walk across because of a puddle of water.
The elder of the two monks went up to her, lifted her and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery.
In the evening, the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, “Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman ?”
The elder monk answered, “yes, brother”.
Then the younger monk asks again, “but then Sir, how is that you lifted that woman on the roadside ?”
The elder monk smiled at him and told him” I left her on the other side of the road, but you are still carrying her.”
Like the monk, we can easily fall into the trap of carrying our worries around with us. Draining our energy and making us tired. Over the weeks and months, our fears can eventually affect our physical and emotional health leading to a whole host of problems.
It may seem like things will never get better, like things will remain the same as they have always been, but I would like you to know today it doesn’t have to be that way.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. It may seem like you will never overcome your relentless worry or crippling anxiety, but I would like you to know today that you can. But you can’t sit inactive.
It is pleasant to daydream, wouldn’t it be amazing to be without worry or anxiety, but to make your daydreams come true, you have to start walking in their direction. You have to take action.
You have to take the first step, and then the second, the third, and all the steps that separate you from your goal. This is valid for every improvement you would like to make, small or big, relating to your job, health, finance, self-improvement or spirituality.
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Thanks for reading, and enjoy your week.