The Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

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Shake off Your Problems

 

A man’s favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice. He can’t pull it out no matter how hard he tries. He therefore decides to bury it alive.
Soil is poured onto the donkey from above.

The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it. More soil is poured.
It shakes it off and steps up. The more the load was poured, the higher it rose.

By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.
After much shaking off (of problems) And stepping up (learning from them), One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.

Self Analysis

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“My main purpose for using Self Analysis was that I felt I was sabotaging a romantic relationship I was in. There were things my significant other would do or say quite innocently which I would blow out of proportion or make accusatory remarks toward him, thinking he was trying to hurt me in some way. Of course, this wasn’t true. Clearly, something from my past was interfering with the present.

“It was creating tension between us and I could sense that she was at the end of her rope, as the saying goes. She was patient but told me she couldn’t take too much more of having to defend herself against my false accusations. Self Analysis helped me to identify my ‘triggers,’ and realize that mental blocks could be removed.

“What I found most interesting were the seemingly simplistic questions, hundreds of them throughout the book, which, when answered honestly, brought greater clarification and self-awareness to my consciousness. Simple questions, such as‘Can you remember a time when you acquired something you wanted,’ or‘…abandoned something you knew you were supposed to have.’ I could actually feel my stress level decreasing and my focus increasing.

“I felt liberated. How? I’m not 100 percent sure, but this analysis helped to save my relationship with my significant other. We are at peace now, thanks to my owning up to my sabotaging ways, something that was initially unconsciously acted out. I can now stop myself when it occasionally comes back or is triggered by something. But these occasions are few and far between.”

By Gerrie Ezekiel

HOPE

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Your looks and character
Sums up all I have been in need of
You so good, kind and gentle to me
I can’t change anything about you
My prayer is to stay by you forever

Anytime we will spent together dear
I will shower you with all my love
Hold me, love me, take me by the hand
Don’t you ever go away from my love
I can’t stand the loneliness and emptiness

I long for you each night and day
If I give you my heart, will you promise
Not to break or hurt more than caring?
I want you to want me, I need you to need me
I love you to love me, I dream so I can see you
                                                                            By Gerrie (KWEG)