Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We'll see...

“A boy is given a horse on his 14th birthday. Everyone in the village says, “Oh how wonderful.” But a Zen master who lives in the village says, “We’ll see.” ‘The boy falls off the horse and breaks his foot. Everyone in the village says, “Oh how awful.” The Zen master says, “We’ll see.” The village is thrown into war and all the young men have to go to war. But, because of the broken foot, the boy stays behind. Everyone says, “Oh, how wonderful.” The Zen master says, “We’ll see.” - Via Charlie Wilson's War

 ‘We’ll see’ is a story that means different things to different people, some people say the story is about fate, or that everything happens for a reason, others say it is about experience and we should not jump to conclusions.
The message I take from this story is that when others around you jump to conclusions experience shows it’s sometimes better to step back say ‘we’ll see’ and take some time to consider the situation.
We should also remember that what we get is what we focus on.

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