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A zen story on change

A man goes to a Zen master and says, “I would like to move to this city. What do you think of the people here?” And the Zen master says, “What were the people like in your old city?” And  the man says, “They were awful, mean, spiteful.” The Zen master says, “they are the same here. You shouldn’t move here.” Then another person goes to the Zen master and says, “I’d like to move to your city. What do you think of the people here?” And the Zen master says, “What were the people like in your old city?” And the man says, “They were very nice people. Very smart. I enjoyed being around them.” And the Zen master  says, “They are the same here. You will enjoy it here.”

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Sometimes we think we need that big move but it’s really the internal that we need to change else we won’t be happy anywhere. And it’s difficult. It’s scary out of our comfort zone. But change happens either we like it or not and with or without us. Follow it or die (not the twitter thing), either internally or externally.

 

and after the zen part let’s dance on chain & change with Aretha ;)