Moment of Truth
There was a young student-archer
who reached such proficiency in his art
that he could shoot an arrow into a tree
and then cleave that arrow into two with the next shot.
He began to boast that he was a greater archer than his guru.
One day his guru, a venerable old man
in his 70's, asked the youth to accompany him
on a trip across the hills.
The journey was uneventful until
they came to a deep chasm.
A single log spanned the chasm
The guru walked down to the centre
of the log, unshouldered his bow
and taking an arrow shot it into a tree
on the other side.
His next shot cleaved the first arrow into two.
"Now it's your turn," he said,
walking back to where his student was standing.
The youth stepped gingerly on the log and
very slowly and carefully made his way
to the middle. But his heart was in his mouth.
He knew that if he lost his footing, he would
plunge to his death. His hands trembled as
he strung an arrow into his bow.
Preoccupied with the danger
he was in, he found it hard to focus on the target.
Consequently when he let go of the arrow,
it missed the tree altogether.
Whimpering, he turned around.
"Help me!" he shouted to his guru. "I'll fall!"
The old man walked up to him,
took his hand and stepping backwards led him to safety.
Neither of them said a word on thereturn journey
but the boy had much to think about.
He had realised that
to be a master of his art it was not enough to know how to control the bow,
he had to learn how to control his mind too.
Quotegems for the Day:
"To be a master of his art it was not enough
to know how to control the bow,
he had to learn how to control his mind too."
GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.
The least we can do as individuals is to motivate and inspire another human being!
Because a candle loses nothing by lighting another!
Muhammad Ahmad Khan
Reiki Master & Master in Fourth Dimension
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