Untie✂ and Train your Donkey🐴
A farmer 👨🏻🌾was taking three of his donkeys🐴🐴🐴 for sale to the market.
On the way he saw a river🌊 and decided to have a dip.🏊
Since he had only two ropes⛓ to tie the donkeys to a tree,🌳 he looked around wondering how to tie the third one.🤔
He saw a sage 😇and sought his help if he could give him a rope to tie the third donkey. The sage did not have a rope but had a suggestion.💡
He told the farmer, “let the third donkey see👁👁 you tying the other two donkeys to a tree. Then you pretend 🙈to tie this one also”.
The farmer did as he was told and went for a dip🌊🏊 in the river. Coming back, he thanked the sage and saw that the donkeys stood exactly at the same spot where he had left them.
He untied✂ the two donkeys and patted the third one to start moving. After going a little distance, imagine his surprise😳 when the third donkey stood still at the same spot.🙊
Cajoling, kicking or talking did not help with the donkey, refusing to move from the spot.🤦🏻♂ The farmer went back to sage, who told him, “untie the third donkey”.
“But”, protested 🤷🏻♂the farmer, “I have not tied him”. The sage 😇asked, “You know it. But does the donkey know that?”
Sure enough the farmer went back and pretended to untie the donkey. The donkey moved🤗 immediately as though released and walked over to join the other two donkeys.
Learning from the story🎓
1. Ropes represent here limiting beliefs we have created for ourselves & Donkey represent our subconscious mind🔮 These limiting beliefs are created unconsciously over the years through societal, parental and lots of other experiential conditioning.
2. What ever we do, more than 80% of it is controlled by our subconscious mind🔮 and subconscious mind can not differentiate between real & virtual.
3. This means we can train and condition our donkey (subconscious mind) consciously and untie all the imaginary ropes ( limiting beliefs) at will.