Be a Lake not a Glass

glass 1This story reminded me of how different we sometimes perceive challenges . I hope you are as inspired and encouraged as I am to see yourself as a lake to embrace the inevitable challenges that life brings us.

glassAn aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints. One morning, he sent him to get some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.

“How does it taste?” the master asked.

“Bitter,” said the apprentice.

The master chuckled and then asked the young man to take the same handful of salt and put it in the lake. The two walked in silence to the nearby lake and once the apprentice swirled his handful of salt in the water, the old man said, “Now drink from the lake.”

As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the master asked, “How does it taste?”

“Fresh,” remarked the apprentice.

“Do you taste the salt?” asked the master.

“No,” said the young man. At this the master sat beside this serious young man, and explained softly,

lake“The pain of life is pure salt; no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same. However, the amount of bitterness we taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”

Questions:  How do you life your live, in a glass or as a lake? Is your glass half full or half empty ?

About Shivanidevi

Mit Freude und einem offenem Herzen motiviere und inspiriere ich andere und mich selbst, das Leben so zu nehmen wie es ist. Mit Hingabe, Vertrauen und viel Liebe begleite ich die Menschen darin, die Veränderungen des Lebens zu verstehen und ihr volles Potenzial zu leben. Karuna bedeuted im Englischen "Compassion" und übersetzt ins Deutsche MitGefühl. Ich lade die Menschen ein, mit Gefühl den Körper, die Seele und den Atem zu erleben. My passion is to inspire, to motivate, to empower other People. I simply love it to nurture them when doors and portals are open and they see what they need to see in their process of growth. When they start to trust, take full responsibilities of their action and begin to embrace life to the fullest while listening to their inner voice. The greatest gift is to see the glow in their eyes and know that they are tuning into the universal orchestra of love and lightness. My devotion and motivation is to connect and bring people together where they can nurture their body, breath and mind and be nurtured from the heart.
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