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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let It Go

I'm told that monkey hunters use a sly technique to catch monkeys. (Though the story sounds apocryphal, I like the point; just go with me here.)

They say the hunters will take a coconut and hollow it out. They make a hole just big enough for a monkey's hand to slip through, and put something shiny inside--something that just fits through the hole.

Leaving the rigged coconut somewhere on a monkey trail (I guess), the hunter waits. The curious monkey comes along, plays with the coconut, espies the bauble, reaches in, and grabs it.

But then, he can't get his hand out again.

Now, here's the tricky part. They say the monkey won't let go. Even when the hunters show up in pursuit, the monkey will try to run away, and even climb trees, with one hand wrapped in a coconut.

Unless he lets go of his "treasure," he's doomed.

What are you hanging onto? What are you grasping so fervently that it keeps you from running free, from escaping the clutches of unhappiness?

Let it go. Lighten your load. Be free

You'll be happier.

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