INSPIRATIONAL STORIES: “An Empty Boat” by Kamal (re-blogged)

What a great lesson to make us reflect and introspect into the nature of our emotions!!! Thank you dear Kamal ! Sending light and joy your way, Amira 🙂

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

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One day, a monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes, breathes normally and begins his meditation. After a few hours of undisturbed silence and in a deep meditative state, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own pretty hard. With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising and his face turns almost red with fury. By the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation.

But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake not knowing whether there was another boat floating by.  At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization and understands that the anger is within him, it…

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anita Bowden says:

    A beautiful post by Kamal! Thanks for sharing it, Amira!! ~Anita

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  2. Yes, a good reminder to check out our own emotions, when our buttons get triggered, to see where is it all stemming from…

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  3. inaloveworld says:

    A really great lesson and post! Thank you for sharing! ❤ ❤

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  4. I am glad you enjoyed it Manuela! 🙂

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