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The Wisdom of the Wind

Posted in One minute unlearning, Parable, Uncategorized, Wisdom

“How do you define wisdom,” asked the boy. “It is like harnessing the wind,” replied the old man. “What do mean?” “The wind can extinguish a candle or fuel a fire.” “So it’s all about applying things in the right dose,” said the boy. “Oh, it’s far more subtle that,” continued the old man. “It’s…


A Bolt of Insight

Posted in Lessons Unlearned, Metaphor, One minute unlearning, Parable, Wisdom

“What’s enlightenment,” asked the seeker. “I can only provide a metaphor,” replied the wayfinder. “Have you ever been in the darkness when a bolt of lightening suddenly illuminated all of your surroundings in vivid clarity?” “Yes, I have,” replied the seeker excitedly. “Is that enlightenment feels like?” “No,” said the wayfinder to the seeker’s immense…


Preparing for Non-Judgement Day

Posted in One minute unlearning, Parable, Wisdom

One day the student asked the traveler whether he was prepared for Judgement Day. He only smiled and replied, “I don’t know but if I faithfully practice non-judgement every day I think I’ll be prepared.”


You Know the Answer

Posted in Blog, Parable, Wisdom

The student and the travel were about to part ways when the student asked, “As I continue my travels, who else should I listen to as I continue my journey? Who are the best teachers?” The traveler thought about the question for a moment and replied, “It’s been my experience that the wisest counsel has…


The Goal

Posted in Blog, Parable, Wisdom

“If I were to want one thing,” asked the student, “what should I want?” “Not to want,” replied the traveler.


Sitting in the Shade of the Tree of Unlearning

Posted in Blog, Parable, Wisdom

The traveler and the child were resting under a tree when the child asked, “What new insights have you come to lately?” The traveler looked up at the child and paused a long time before answering. “It’s not so much that I’ve come to any new insights lately as it is I’ve learned to drop…


The Island of Wisdom

Posted in Parable, Wisdom

One summer day, the traveler and the student were walking in the land of the north when they came upon a lake. In the middle of the lake was a small island. “What’s that?” asked the child. “The Isle of Wisdom,” replied the traveler. “How do you get to it?” “All I can tell you…


A Daily Truth

Posted in One minute unlearning, Parable

Dawn was approaching when the traveler beckoned the child to sit on a large rock along the shore. Minutes passed. “What are we waiting for,” asked the child. “Patience,” replied the traveler, “a truth will soon be revealed.” Moments later the first rays of the new day burst forth from the horizon. “Aaaah ….,” exclaimed…


A Wave to the Present

Posted in Metaphor, One minute unlearning, Parable

The traveler and the child were walking along the beach when a large wave swept over all of their past footprints. “What’s the point,” sighed the child. “It’s as if we were never here.” Looking ahead the child then added, “And future waves will do the same to all our next steps.” “True,” replied the…


Falling to the Other Side

Posted in Failure, Parable, Spiritual

The child and the traveler came upon a creek. The only way to cross it was to walk across a fallen tree. The traveler quickly strode over the makeshift bridge. The child looked nervously at the obstacle, “I don’t think I can do it.” “You must try,” said the traveler. “But how’d you learn to…


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