HELLO 2015 BYE 2014
2014 is at its tail end. It would be a good time to go through your annual goals. Prioritize them and work on those that are lagging. Today, let me share one of my favorite Zen lessons story with you:
Be the Boss
A horse suddenly came galloping quickly down the road. It seemed as though the man had somewhere important to go.
Another man, who was standing alongside the road, shouted, “Where are you going?” and the man on the horse replied, “I don’t know! Ask the horse!”
This is a short Zen story with a powerful meaning behind it. Here, the horse is a symbol of our habits. We usually live at the mercy of our old habits which have been established not by our intentional actions, but by our surroundings and mindless activity.
The horse pulls us, makes us run here and there and hurries us everywhere and we do not even know why. If we took a break every time and again to ask ourselves why exactly we’re running around so much, sometimes we may have an answer, but many times its not a good one. We’re just used to it. That’s the way we live.