posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 12:35 AM
There once was this boy.. he was sleeping.. in the wilderness. no idea how he got there, and no idea where to go..
this boy finally woke up
looked around in bewilderment
and noticed he hungered
so he set out to find food
so he got up and looked around
and decided to find a path
so he walked and walked looking for a path... finally stumbled upon, what looked like a good path
so he walked that path, still hungry
when finally he came upon another boy
and this boy looked different
confident and aware.
the confident boy stood at an intersection
where the path forked into two seperate ways that ran parallel
the confident boy held his arm out greeting the other boy down the other path
so the hungry boy decided to walk up closer to inspect
upon closer inspection the path the boy showed him looked no different than the one he was already on
so there he stood
trying to make a decision
but he was thinking.. if I go with the boy, there will be less food for me, if and when we find some
and I may not be filled
so he thought long and hard.
and decided to go the confident boys way.. because he was curious
so they walked and walked, and eventually came to a huge fence that stopped their progress
the fence went across both paths
the one the confident boy showed him, and the original path
although on the path with the boy, he had someone to open the trap door in the fence and hold it open as he crawled thru.
he noticed that, had he gone the other way, he would have been stuck
but the path with the boy, he was able to work together to get past the wall
as they kept walking..
the hungry boy was focused on the other path
and how difficult it was.
but he was so glad he went on the other path. with the confident boy
the hungry boy is us as newly borne children.. the confident boy is the one who knows himself and who is full. They are both the same person.
the thing to remember here is, that the boy was focused on the other path while he was walking the good path.
lets rewind time for a minute
the hungry boy decided he was going to go on his original path
so he wandered by himself.. and noticed the confident boy continued on the other path
the boy remains a boy, because he is full
the hungry boy gets stuck at the wall
and ponders for many years
hungry and growing weak, because he is not full
ponders how to climb or get beyond this wall
the wall is death.
as he sits looking at this wall, he glances over at the other path, and the confident boy.
the confident boy, is still a boy.
he is small.
so he is able to crawl thru the hole in the wall with no assistance
but not the hungry boy is an old man, and too big to fit thru the hole without someone to hold the door open
but as the old man stands there.. he is focused on the easy path
yet he walks the hard one.
and when he walked with the confident boy, he was focused on the hard path.
yet he walked the easy one