Hey fellow “Ordinary Guru seekers,” good day to you!
Perhaps there is something for you in the following page of my latest book (which I am now editing before handing it on to a professional editor for the final “look see”). The story has been around for a while, but my interpretation fits in perfectly with the subject matter of the chapter it is in. I believe it will make sense as it is for you.
A scorpion you ain’t
Have you heard the tale of the scorpion that convinced the frog to give him a ride across the pond? I’d like to present it from a slightly different perspective.
The frog agrees to give the scorpion a ride across the pond only after the scorpion promises not to sting the frog by convincing the frog that it would be dumb for it – the scorpion – to sting the frog because if he paralyzed the frog and the frog were to drown, it too would drown. That’s because scorpions can’t swim!
The scorpion then jumps on the frogs back to hitch a ride, and off they go. Yes, you got it – it wasn’t but halfway across the pond that the scorpion stings the frog. How foolish – the frog was paralyzed and was drowning and the scorpion, too, was drowning because it couldn’t swim!
“Why’d you do that?” gasped the frog, “We’re both going to die?”
“I’m a scorpion,” wheezed the scorpion, “stinging is what I do. I couldn’t help myself!”
Scorpions sting – that’s just what they do.
They are born with that instinct.
They have no other options.
That’s as high as the scorpion’s achievement bar goes.
Now, I ask you,
are you fated to drown
in a sea of troubling circumstances
brought on by stinging habits that you picked up?
Choose the truth.
You are not a scorpion.
There is no rhyme
or reason for stinging.
You are a free agent.
Choose, “I AM The Maestro”
and quickly thereafter
you become aware
of your stinging habits.
You have options!
Choose to conduct your affairs
with grace and dignity.
In that state of being,
stinging is unnatural.
You have uncountable opportunities
to create a pleasant and kindly personality.
Your position as The Maestro
makes that very clear.
A scorpion, you’re not.
Inform yourself of that.
Blessings & Love to all of you, Rob
PS Glimpse a new way of seeing yourself and you will never go back to the old stinging way.