Saturday, 1 May 2010
The Way of the Wolves.
The master thought for a moment. He then asked the student if he was not the one who had a close escape from wolves. The student agreed that he was indeed. “Tell me about,” said the master. So the student told the master how he had to climb a tree to escape a pack of wolves and how he had to wait and then slowly move from tree to tree. It had taken him almost two days to get home to safety.
The master then asked him, “Were you not angry at the wolves?” He then asked him, “Were you not offended at the wolves?”
“Offended, why would I be offended?” “Were you not insulted by them?”
“Why would I be that?”
“Well they wanted to eat you and bite you.”
“But that is what wolves do, they are just being themselves”
When wolves chase or attack the wise thing is to make as much distance as you can between you and them. Same with people who are offensive and angry make some distance between yourselves and them. They are just being themselves.
The Doc was happy being what he was and he was doing no harm to anybody, except himself. There was no point getting upset with him or angry. There are times when we have to learn to just leave well alone and the Doc he was one such case.
It is not easy but sometimes love is not easy. This is the way of the Tao.
This blog is linked to my other where I talk about the artwork used:- Autumnal Hedgerow