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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Manifesting Desires -- Learn from Them

We can learn from this...

As I was passing the elephants, I suddenly stopped, confused by the
fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope
tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the
elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied
to but for some reason, they did not. I saw a trainer nearby and asked
why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no
attempt to get away.
"Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the
same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them.
As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break
away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to
break free." I was amazed. These animals could at any time break free
from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were
stuck right where they were."

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a
belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it.

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