Saturday, November 27, 2010


An apprentice once complained too much. His master ordered him to pour a handful of salt in a glass of water and drink it. He did it, even though the water was bitter and foul.

Then the master took him to a lake, ordered him to throw in the same amount of salt, and drink again. This time, the water was fresh and clean. This shows us the discomfort is in how we respond and perceive trials.

Will you be drinking water from the lake or the glass?


Kristen said...

One of my favorite quotes, by Elizabeth T. King is: "I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed but the spirit in which we face them that constitutes our comfort."

I try to keep that in mind when things aren't so pleasurable.

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