08 January 2016

Mind Paradox

This story has been told in many different ways. Here is my version of it.

Once there was an accomplished warrior. One day he traveled through a forest. As it became dark, he decided to take rest for the night. There was an old man who was also taking rest there. As they were taking rest, an angry monster appeared. The warrior was terrified and angrily fought with the monster with his full strength. Every time he was fearful, the monster grew bigger and powerful. Every time he was angry, the monster grew even bigger and powerful. The old man told the warrior to not to be afraid of the monster, instead to smile at it and even be kind to it. Every time, he fearlessly smiled at the monster, it shrank smaller and less powerful. Every time, he was kind to it, it shrank even smaller and less powerful. It became so tiny and disappeared.

The more I try to forget,
The more I remember it!
The more I resist,
The more it persists!

The more I run away,
The more it chases me!
The more I protect,
The more I fail!

The more I complain,
The more it bothers me!
The more I hold my anger,
The more it burns me down!

The more I try to fix,
The more I damage it!
The more I seek resolution,
The less I resolve it!

The more I fall for my craving,
The less I satisfy it!
The more I speed up,
The less I accomplish!

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