“It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.” C. W. Leadbeater
A young monk asked the Master, ”How does one become a Master?”
The master said, “You may stay and learn, but there is one condition – you may ask no questions except for once a year.”
The other condition was that monk had to tend the Master’s hearth and home.
The monk agreed. For one year the monk tended the fire and cooked the meals, then one day he said, “Master it is time to ask the question.”
“Ask,” said the master.
“How does one become a Master?”
The Master said, “Be sure to wipe your feet after you clean the hearth.”
The years went by. Each year the monk asked the same question, “How does one become a Master?”
One year the Master replied, “You missed a spot when you scrubbed the wall; do not let that happen again.” Another year his answer was “Make sure you get all the spots on the windows when you clean them.”
Ten years went by, and the monk walked up the stone steps carrying a yoke of water. “Master,” he said, “It is once again time to ask the question.”
“Go ahead and ask,” said the Master.
“How do I become a Master?”
“Be careful not to dip your shoulder coming up the steps or you will spill the water.”
In that moment the answer had meaning for the monk. In that moment he became a Master.
Your efforts to consciously reflect on and gain insight from your presently held assumptions / perceptions will give you a greater chance of seeing patterns in your feeling, thinking and doing, which hamper creating the life you desire.
No one can give you an instant shortcut to learning. Learning comes from exploration and discovery.
Are you ready to explore your life?
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Until the next time take care and continue to step into the life you were meant to lead!