3 June 2020 —The ‘Ah So’ Monk
There is an apocryphal tale about a woman dumping her baby on a Monk claiming that he was the father. The monk raised the child until the woman eventually returned and took the child way from the Monk. The Monk’s response on both occasions was ‘Ah So’.
Certainly an example of ‘GOING WITH THE FLOW’. How different it often is with us when low self esteem causes us to see ourselves as being treated unfairly causing us to feel angry at what we view as ‘being dumped upon’ and our response is to protect ourselves and fight back against the perceived injustice. How often do we feel the need to ‘stand up for ourselves’.?
I have refrained from writing about the events in America simply because I feel so much despair and sadness that so many years after the end of the 2nd World War people’s colour, race, religion etc is still an excuse to ostracise them and treat them differently. Whatever our race, colour, creed etc we are all human beings doing our best to live our lives and survive the circumstances in which we find ourselves, and yet that basic fact seems to be ignored.