posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 07:47 AM
a reply to: dfnj2015
We have to be mindful of it. We have to always be vigilant in the awareness of our own thinking and feeling. Whenever we think or feel, "this should
not be" we have to try to breath deeply and just accept our new consequences without judgment. So many things in our lives are outside of our control.
When we are constantly judging the events of our lives we lose sight of or fail to see that which will give us joy and happiness.
What brings to my mind from your words here is this story:
(From Zen Flesh, Zen Bones)
Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling.
Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.
"Come on, girl," said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.
Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. "We monks don't go near
females," he told Tanzan, "especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?"
"I left the girl there," said Tanzan. "Are you still carrying her?"
Instead of judging others perhaps we need to look deep within our souls to see what heavy burdens (trials and tribulation) we choose to continue to
carry and how to learn to either carry them with ease and acceptance or release them altogether.