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A Horse that Works in Mysterious Ways   1 comment

Your Reality: Courtesy of your Thoughts and Feelings-Kandis Twa

An expression I hear all the time  is “Well, it is what it is” or “It was meant to be”.

A couple of years ago I probably would have told you these statements were a bit flaky (and  be sure not to try either of these out on my Dad, God bless him!). Now, however I can see the wisdom in them. Just yesterday a friend shared a teaching  story from  Zen-Buddhism which I think reflects the sentiment of  these statements.

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“Maybe,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“Maybe,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.

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Posted October 14, 2011 by Pure Leadership in Kandis Twa, Spiritual Toolbox

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