A Monk and some Salt
The old Master instructed an unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.
“How does it taste?” the Master asked.
“Not good at all,” spat the apprentice.
The Master chuckled and then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and put it into a nearby lake.
The two walked in silence to the lake. When the apprentice swirled his handful of salt into the lake, the old man paused and said, “Now drink from the lake.”
As the water dripped down the young man’s chin, the Master asked, “How does it taste?”
“Good!” remarked the apprentice.
“Do you taste the salt?”
“No,” said the young man.
The Master sat beside this troubled young man and said, “The pain of life is pure salt, no more, no less.
The amount of pain in life remains exactly the same. But the amount we taste that pain depends on the container we put it into.
So when you’re in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass. Become a lake.”
You may be thinking Donna – “Well, how do I enlarge my senses and become a lake?”
Learning to expand into being a lake is one of the key practices that I teach in my 7 Levels of Abundance program. It’s this expansion that allows you to be at ease even in the face of life’s everyday challenges and pain.
I’ll be starting the 7 month, 7 Levels of Abundance program at the beginning of June (more on the program in upcoming emails), but in the meantime…
Here’re some quick Ideas you can start with today:
- Spend time in Nature.
- Spend time in Silence.
- Create Big Dreams, Goals and Vision that give you a “Powerful Why” and sense of purpose.
- Relax and move into ease.
- Be of service to others.
- Take time each day to do the things that make your soul light up.
- Connect to the Divine in whichever way feels the best to you.
Yours in Expanding your Senses and Being the Lake
aka Your Fairy Godmother
P.S. If you want to learn more about expansion, being the lake and transmuting your pain you can work with me in person and get my coaching LIVE, on this weekend retreat in the Western Cape.
Body-Mind-Soul Weekend Retreat – Overberg, Western Cape
This is a Body-Mind-Soul Weekend Retreat to help you nourish yourself and connect back to YOU and what is truly authentic and important in your life.
Rest, rejuvenate and get re-inspired about your life.
Friday 4 June – Sunday 6 June 2021
I have a few spaces available, please take a look and book your spot.
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