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Friday, June 24, 2011

De-Hypnotise yourself



There was once a rich magician who had many sheep. He did not want to hire shepherds, nor did he want to erect a fence about the pasture where his sheep were grazing, as he was a miser and mean. Consequently, the sheep very often wandered into the forest, fell into ravines, and above all, they used to run away, because they knew that the magician wanted their flesh and skins. The sheep used to be scared of all this.
                      
The magician had thus lost many of his sheep. Finally he had an idea, “Why don’t I use my expertise in the magic?” So, he hypnotized his sheep and suggested to them first of all that they were immortal, and that no harm was being done to them when they were skinned .... on the contrary, it would be very good for them and even pleasant.
                              

Secondly, he suggested that the magician was a good master who loved his flock so much that he was ready to do anything in the world for them. Further, the magician suggested to his sheep that they were not sheep at all. To some of them he suggested that they were lions, to some that they were eagles, to others that they were elephants.
                     
After this, all his worries about the sheep came to an end. They never ran away. No sheep went missing. From that day no sheep was behaving like a sheep. Some started roaring like a lion, some started behaving like a tiger, and some other like elephants. No sheep was afraid of being butchered …. the very question of getting killed became irrelevant to them. Thus, the magician kept butchering them every day for his food. They may have been roaring like lions, that did not matter … Thus the magician remained in absolute control.

 Moral of the Story …

Friends, this tale is a perfect  illustration of our position today.

We have been hypnotized and conditioned to remain in misery. The trick is very subtle. We have been told that happiness exists only in the future, but in reality happiness exists here-now. We all bring it with us .... Happiness is a part of our innermost core.
              
We have been conditioned that unless we have a big house, a car, much fame, a fat bank balance and successful career, etc., we will not be able to be happy. In fact Friends, happiness does not depend on any external factors, because each one of us is born happy.
Our conditioning goes on creating ambitions and ambitions never keep us happy, they create only misery. Once the mind becomes ambitious the seeds of misery are planted deeply in us. The hope keeps hanging in the tomorrow ...the tomorrow which never comes. This whole exploitation is possible because most of us almost live in sleep.
                                     
Friends, only a miserable man can be exploited, who thus becomes more miserable and the more miserable man can be exploited even more .... It is a vicious circle... Therefore, one needs to remember that, only a happy person is rebellious....Nobody can exploit such a person!

Live a Meaningful Day Friends !