A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation.
After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own.
With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation.
But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake. At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization, and understands that the anger is within him; it merely needs the bump of an external object to provoke it out of him.
From then on, whenever he came across someone who irritated him or provoked him to anger, he reminded himself,
“The other person is merely an empty boat. The anger is within me.”
Some useful timeless tips
Throw out nonessential numbers i.e age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. Cherish your health
Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
Keep learning. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
Enjoy the simple things.
Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to somewhere else but Not to where the guilt is.
Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
And Always Remember, Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
We all need to live life to its fullest each day, Worry about nothing, pray about everything!!!