Sunday, July 23, 2017

Untie and train your donkey.

Untie✂ and Train your Donkey🐴

A farmer 👨🏻‍🌾was taking three of his donkeys🐴🐴🐴 for sale to the market.

On the way he saw a river🌊 and decided to have a dip.🏊
Since he had only two ropes⛓ to tie the donkeys to a tree,🌳 he looked around wondering how to tie  the third one.🤔

He saw a sage 😇and sought his help if he could give him a rope to tie the third donkey. The sage did not have a rope but had a suggestion.💡

He told the farmer, “let the third donkey see👁👁 you tying the other two donkeys to a tree.  Then you pretend 🙈to tie this one also”.

The farmer did as he was told and went for a dip🌊🏊 in the river. Coming back, he thanked the sage and saw that the donkeys stood exactly at the same spot where he had left them.
He untied✂ the two donkeys and patted the third one to start moving. After going a little distance, imagine his surprise😳 when the third donkey stood still at the same spot.🙊

Cajoling, kicking or talking did not help with the donkey, refusing to move from the spot.🤦🏻‍♂ The farmer went back to sage, who told him, “untie the third donkey”.

“But”, protested 🤷🏻‍♂the farmer, “I have not tied him”. The sage 😇asked, “You know it. But does the donkey know that?”

Sure enough the farmer went back and pretended to untie the donkey. The donkey moved🤗 immediately as though released and walked over to join the other two donkeys.

Learning from the story🎓
1. Ropes represent here limiting beliefs we have created for ourselves & Donkey represent our subconscious mind🔮 These limiting beliefs are created unconsciously over the years through societal, parental and lots of other experiential conditioning.
2. What ever we do, more than 80% of it is controlled by our subconscious mind🔮 and subconscious mind can not differentiate between real & virtual.
3. This means we can train and condition our donkey (subconscious mind) consciously and untie all the imaginary ropes ( limiting beliefs) at will.

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