Letting go of grudges, negative stories, & traumatic events can be hard to do. But it is possible. This story keeps appearing to me through various YouTube Videos. It’s everywhere lately (Month of September 2021). So, I figure I’d tell it to you. It’s a nice way of seeing how easy and how hard it is to let unwanted thoughts go away.
Two Monks, one Lady, a River and the Forest
Dressed in Orange robes, two monks set out on a long hike through the forest. The two hiked for a few miles through the dense green forest. They arrive at a bustling greenish brown river, where they encounter a beautiful woman. She says that she has been there for hours, unable to cross the rough river by herself.
Knowing that they are not supposed to touch a woman, the first Monk takes a look at her and crosses the river. The other, asks her name and where she’s from. She responds and asks for his help in crossing the river. With compassion and fortitude Monk number Two picks her up and carries her on his back across the raging river. He stops every 20 feet or so to rest, since it is quite a journey to cross the river with the weight of the woman on his back. He eventually makes it to the other side where he lets the woman down. He says Goodbye and she gives him a very gracious Thank You. He then catches up with Monk One and they continue their hike through the vast forest.
They walk through shrubs, bushes and prickly twigs. One Mile, two miles, three miles. Not talking much, just enjoying nature, listening to the birds and continuing on their journey for the day. Monk Two all the while a bit more happier than Monk One. Monk Two even whistles a sweet little tune here and there as they tread across the the uneven terrain. Somewhere around Mile six, Monk One stops and tells Monk Two to also stop. He looks at him and exclaims: What’s going on here? You know we can’t touch women. And you, You carried that lady all the way across the river. What’s your Problem? Monk Two replies. I haven’t a problem, I was just being nice and helped a lady in distress. It is you who may have a bit of a problem. I dropped the lady off 6 miles ago and you are still carrying her!
It can be very easy to let things go or as Monk One shows us, quite hard to do this. But as you can see by the story, letting go is the way to go. Let go of old fears, let go of disliking others, let go of negative thoughts, let go of everything that does not serve your higher & highest Good. You’ll feel much happier, freer and sublime. Let Go and Let God take care of Everything for you Now.
Story as told by Huna Das from hearing it on 5 different platforms in the Month of September 2021. Took what I heard and added in a bit of flavor so that your mind could picture the story in your imagination. I do hope it helps you and encourages you to Let Go of any and all unwanted thoughts.