Resentment, Forgiveness and Acceptance
It is blogs like these that allow me to self evaluate and look at things from a different perspective. Thank you
Two traveling monks came to a muddy stream, where they observed a woman who was hesitant about crossing. The older monk approached the woman, bowed, then picked her up and carried her across the stream. He set her down, bowed again, and he and his student continued on their way.
While they were eating their rice that evening, the younger monk said, “I don’t understand. As monks, we are to have no contact with women, yet you picked that woman up and carried her!”
The older monk said, “I put the woman down at the side of the stream. You are still carrying her.”
That’s how we are. We cling to thoughts and ideas, worrying them and twisting them around inside our heads, causing all sorts of turmoil and accomplishing nothing.
Spirituality is about understanding, compassion, forgiveness, love, willingness to contribute our efforts to help others, humility and things of that…
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