Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the wise woman's stone


the wise woman's stone

a wise woman, who was traveling in the mountains, found a
precious stone in a stream.

she reverently placed the gem in her bag.

the next day, she met another traveler, who was hungry.

the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. the hungry
traveler saw the precious stone in the wise woman's bag,
admired it, and asked the wise woman to give it to him.
the wise woman did so without hesitation.

the traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune.

he knew the jewel was worth enough to give him security for
the rest of his life.

but a few days later he came back, searching for the wise
woman.

when he found her, he returned the stone and said,
"i have been thinking. i know how valuable the stone is, but
i would like to exchange it in the hope that you can give me
something much more precious. if you can, teach me the
secrets about the power you have within you, the power that
enabled you to, without hesitation, give me this precious
stone."

~ author unknown

i can't get enough of this. as you all know, i love quotes (hello monday moments of zen!!) :) i always share a quote as students are rousing from savasana and lately i have been sharing this. i hope you all enjoyed as much as my yogi(ni)s do.

hugs and _/\_

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3 comments:

etre-soi said...

such beautiful words

TheAnalyst said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. :)

.BambooWellness. said...

wow, this was a touching story...
thanks for sharing.