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The Habits of The Strong.

The wise teacher smiled and said, “The thing is that cowardice is only a habit. And by doing the things that…


One cowardly person came to a master of martial arts and asked to teach him bravery.  The master looked at him and said, “I will teach you only with one condition:  for one month you will have to live in a big city and tell every person that you meet on your way that you are a coward.  You will have to say it loudly, openly and looking straight into the person’s eyes.”
This person got really sad, because this task seemed very scary to him.  For a couple of days he was very sad and thoughtful, but to live with his cowardice was so unbearable that he traveled to the city to accomplish his mission anyway.  At first, when meeting the passers, he quailed, lost his speech and couldn’t contact anyone; but he needed to finish the master’s task, so he began to overcome himself.  When he came up to his first passer to tell about his cowardice, it seemed to him that he would die from fear–he was trembling, anxious, and even feeling some physical pain out of his mental fear.  But then his voice sounded louder and more confident with every passing day.  Suddenly came a moment, when the man caught himself thinking that he wasn’t scared anymore; and the further he continued doing the master’s task, the more convinced he was that the fear was abandoning him for good.
That way a month had passed.  The once-cowardly person came back to the master, bowed to him and said, “Thank you, master. I finished your task.  Now I’m not afraid anymore.  But how did you know that this strange task will help me…??” 
The wise teacher smiled and said, “The thing is that cowardice is only a habit.  And by doing the things that scare us, we can destroy the stereotypes and come to a conclusion that is actually real of who we truly are.  And now you know that bravery is also a habit.  And if you want to make bravery a part of yourself, you need to move forward into the fear.  Then the fear will go away, and bravery will take its place.”

So, remind yourself always that habits shape who you are as a human being.  As a spiritual being, obviously, you are perfect–strong, determined, wise, confident, talented.  But as a human being only good, thoughtful and serious habits can mold you into this superior human being filled with confidence and bravery to do anything you desire with a good heart.

So, pay attention to what you do from the moment you wake up to the moment you close your eyes to sleep, be disciplined, do what makes your ego uncomfortable, do what is right for your growth and not what you desire on a stupid whim…  Beat your fears.  They are just thoughts…


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