Everybody loves a good story. This is a story told by Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI. There is a Buddhist parable that goes like this: One day a Budda was sitting under a tree. A trim soldier walked by, noticed the fat of the Buddha, and said, “You look like a pig!” The Buddha looked up calmly and said, “And you look like God!” Taken aback, the soldier asked the Buddha, “Why do you say I look like God?” The Buddha replied, “Because we don’t really see what’s outside of us. We see what’s inside us and project it out. I sit under this tree all day and I think about God, so that when I look out, that’s what I see. And you, you must be thinking about other things!”
Now that is worth pondering! What do you spend your time and energy thinking every day? Do your words convict you? I think it does make sense that our consciousness is fed by the words, attitude and actions that we feed it. I hope to be graced with a blessed consciousness thus blessings others that I meet today!