Someone emailed me this yesterday and I thought it was so powerful!! We can all learn a lot from ducks!! 🙂
From Eckhart Tolle’s, “The New Earth”
“ …after two ducks get into a fight, which never lasts long, they will separate and float off in two directions. Then each duck will flap its wings vigorously a few times, thus releasing the surplus energy that built up during the fight. After they flap their wings, they float peacefully, as if nothing had ever happened.
If the duck had a human mind, it would keep the fight alive by thinking, by story-making, This would probably be the duck’s story” “I don’t believe what he just did. He came within five inches of me. He thinks he owns this pond. He has no consideration for my private space. I’ll never trust him again. Next time he’ll try something else just to annoy me. I’m sure he’s plotting something else just to annoy me. I’m sure he’s plotting something else already. But I’m not going to stand for this. I’ll teach him a lesson hee’ll never forget.” And on and on the mind spins tales, still thinking, talking, about it days, month or years later.