A monk was traveling across a field and he encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger chasing after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed and snarled at him from above. Trembling and hanging there, the monk looked down to where, far below, a second tiger was waiting for him to fall, to eat him.
Then out of a crevice in the cliff two mice, one white and one black, appeared and little by little they started to gnaw away at the vine. The monk noticed a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. Delicious! How sweet it tasted!
~ Zen Buddhist Parable
posting Thanksgiving wishes a bit early, friends, as we are on alert that we may be without power tomorrow due to high winds and potential for fires.
may each of us appreciate the beauty and joy available in each passing moment. may this day remind us to take a pause and reflect on all we have to be grateful for.
gratitude for all of you!
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