An Inspirational Story
Good Morning, Dear Reader.
First thing in the morning let me tell you this inspirational Zen story called TWO WORDS:
There was once a monastery that was very strict and all monks were required to strictly follow a vow of silence.
No one was allowed to speak at all.
But there was one exception to this rule.
After every ten years the monks were permitted to speak two words.
After spending his first ten years at the monastery one young monk was called by the Head Monk who said, “It has been ten years since you arrived here. What are the two words you would like to speak…?”
“Bed Hard…” said the monk.
“I see,” replied the Head Monk without a trace of emotion and walked away.
Ten more years passed and the young monk was once again summoned to the Head Monk’s office and the Head Monk asked him, “What are the two words you would like to speak…?”
“Food Stinks…” said the young monk.
“I see,” said the Head Monk nonchalantly and walked away.
Yet another ten years passed and the young monk was once again called to the Head Monk’s office and the Head Monk asked the young monk, “What are your two words now…?”
“I Quit…!” said the young monk.
“Well I can see why,” replied the Head Monk, “All you ever do is to carp and complain.”
Moral of the Story:
Don’t Crib, Carp, Moan, Groan or Complain.
Try your best to adjust yourself to the prevailing situation and then with a positive approach try to make the best of it.
Or if you feel the situation is so bad that it is impossible for you to adjust, opt out at the first opportunity instead of carping and continuing to suffer hoping things will change for the better when you know they will not.
Always have a positive attitude and optimistic temperament.
Cheer Up, Dear Reader...carry this story in your mind and Have a Good Day...