One day the Student gazed out the window and saw the tree was swaying in the wind. He asked the Master, “Master, why the tree is swaying? Is it because of the wind or because of the tree?” The Master answered, “Neither of them. It’s because of your mind.”
An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy.
Your life literally slows down.
You stop wishing for the weekend.
You stop merely looking forward to special events.
You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being.
You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy.
You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful.
A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.
One night the Student woke up and started crying. The Master asked, “Why are you crying? Did you have a nightmare?” The Student answered, “… No, I made a sweet dream.” The Master did not understand, “Then why are you crying?” After a few moments, the Student said, “… Because when I woke up, I realized that it’s only a dream and it won’t come true.”