Crooked bricks and judgement...
Last updated December, 2017.
A young son was building a wall for a structure on his family's property. It consisted of over a thousand bricks, but the first row had four crooked bricks that could not be fixed because the bricks above were already set.
Every day the young son would look at the wall, frustrated and unhappy because he always focused on the four crooked bricks. He became so frustrated and unhappy, that he contemplated tearing down the wall so he could rebuild it and make it perfect.
One day his father approached and complimented him on what a wonderful job he had done, and how beautiful the wall was. The son, instead of being grateful, responded "Beautiful? Look at those four bricks - they are so crooked they ruin the wall."
The father considered this, and said "I see the four crooked bricks. But I also see another thousand perfect bricks, and the wall is beautiful."
The son became aware that he was so focused on (attached to) the crooked bricks and his desire to fix them, he didn't see the beauty of the wall he had built.
With that story in mind, answer these three questions for yourself:
What are you trying to "cope" with?
Coping doesn't work - addressing the root cause does. We'll show you how.
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