Let me tell you an amusing story. Maria, an inquiring young woman, wanted to know everything about the mastery of life, nature and the universe. She was eager to learn. Most of all, because of long-standing inner conflicts, Maria wanted to know how to deal with her stress and emotional pain. Obsessed with her passion to master her challenges in life, she travelled to a guru in a distant land who set her up in a cave, and gave her a lot of books to read and study.
Every morning Guru came to check on Maria’s progress and asked: “Have you been reading?” And she replied: “O yes, I have been reading and studying but I have not yet found the secret to overcoming my emotional pain.”
And Guru would continue: “Have you learned the secret about the mastery of life, nature, and the universe yet? Have you learnt how to handle your emotional pain and stress yet ...”
“Not yet...” would be Maria’s reply, and Guru would lift a stick and strike her with it.
The pattern was the same everyday. Guru visited the young woman in the cave, asked her the same questions and she gave the same bottom-line answer: “I have not yet found the secret of overcoming my emotional pain.” And Guru would strike her with his stick.
Early one morning, Guru visited Maria and asked her the usual questions and she gave him the usual answers. However, Maria knew what was coming next and felt she could not deal with one more whack of Guru’s stick. And just as Guru raised his stick to strike Maria, she swiftly reached up and grabbed it.
Suddenly realizing what she had done, Maria became afraid of what might happen next...
However, Maria was shocked to hear Guru say: “Congratulations. You have done well. You have found the answer. You now have the secret.” And Guru affirmed the secret to the mastery of life with these words: “People must grab a hold of that which inflicts pain before it can strike.”
Friend, you and I can agree that Guru’s striking Maria with the stick reflects the
stressful events we allow to inflict emotional pain upon us, but the truth is: we can master that part of our lives and enjoy harmony, peace and well-being.
Do you have unchained negative emotions? We all display them from time to time, but the important thing to consider is how often we have them and how long we allow them to plague our minds. I can tell you of ways to help shorten their stay - - even stop them before they begin to inflict blows upon us. Remember Maria’s triumph in the story above?
You can enjoy a balanced way of life
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