THE BUDDHA AND THE YOUNG MAN
If Someone Doesn’t Accept Your Gift,
To Whom Does the Gift Belong to?
The Story of the Angry Young Man and The Buddha. It is said that one day the Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and uncivil young man came up and began insulting him, saying all kind of rude words. The Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man, “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong to?” The young man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, “It would belong to me, because I bought the gift”. The Buddha smiled and said, “That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your displeasure. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself. ~~~~~~
It Takes Time......
It took her a long time to be able not to be so sensitive and absorb other people's feelings. When you don't understand why this is happening you are not able to move forward and change your way of thinking. It takes time and sometimes many years to get to a point in life to say it's not your fault. You are a beautiful being and so grateful to have had all the great opportunities and wonderful people that came into her life at the right time. So blessed to have loved and been loved by two extraordinary men, married one and still friends with the other. They were two different loves her first young and a passionate intense love of her life. Then later when she wasn't looking and had walls up, a love that took time and grew stronger as the years went by. A man with great character, a wonderful sense of humour, her best friend, lover and takes care of her needs. They will grow old together till the end of time.
Then the pandemic came along and losing her best little fury friend Angel everything changed . As I'm sure for a lot of you too.