Inspiration # 4

I received this story as an inspiration from one of our sisters.  May it remind you to be aware and enjoy a good strawberry !  The story goes like this:  A woman is being chased by tigers. She comes to the edge of a cliff and sees a vine growing out of the rock. She climbs down and holds on. Looking down, she sees tigers pacing below her. Then she sees a bunch of beautiful, ripe strawberries growing within arm’s reach. She picks one, puts it into her mouth, and enjoys its delicious sweetness. Sometimes all we can do is eat the strawberry that is right in front of us. Yet memory and imagination, though divine gifts, can ensnare us in regret for the past or fear of the future. All we truly have is today, this moment. Today is a good day to practice being in the present moment.  (elb)


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