There once lived a regal white tiger named Mohini. This tiger lived in a 12 x 12 foot cage with metal bars and a concrete floor. Mohini spent the day walking back and forth, back and forth within the 12 foot container of space she lived in.
Someone felt bad for this sad tiger and built her a 2 acre parcel of land. A new expansive land complete with luscious vegetation, rolling hills and various ponds to play in. They moved Mohini to this land so that she could live out her years roaming free with excitement and Joy, in this great big land of plenty.
What does the regal white tiger do? Mohini the tiger found an area she liked and walked back and forth and back in forth, in an exact 12 foot area, the same size as her cage. She walked on this small grassy area so much, the grass turned to dirt.
It was too late for Mohini to change. She was stuck in her ways. You could even call it stuck in a rut. You too may feel this way sometimes. I feel this way at times, but as soon as I change my mind towards something greater, my life changes for the better.
In today’s Covid Times, it’s even easier to stay in your 12 x 12 foot cage. Maybe at the same job you’ve been doing for 10, 20 or even 30 years because you feel its safe, secure and pays you well. But this same safe job you are in, may not even exist in 6-12 months. The world is changing and it’s changing FAST. The world we knew, will never be the “same”. Different, better, more social – YES, but never will it be the same.
There is never the Best, or correct or exact time to make a change. Whenever it feels right for you, make that change. Try something new. Go on a dating site. Change your job. Move to Ibiza. Whatever it is, you can do it and you can do it today. Don’t wait for Covid to end or the world to get “better”. The world between your two ears is already better.
Think abundant thoughts, eat healthy meals, go out of the house and smell the flowers, take a dip in the Ocean. If you can’t physically do any of these. Do it with your imagination and with your Mind. Your mind is extremely powerful. You can think yourself sad and just as easily think yourself GLAD.
Don’t be Mohini. Get our there and seize the day with Excitement, Zest and Happiness. Just think, you could have been born a tiger in a 12 x 12 cage or even an ant or a cockroach. You were born a human. Which gives you the Power to do and be whatever you want. Conceive, Believe and Achieve. Take charge and go out there and get what your heart desires.
As a Man thinketh, So is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Editor of this blog post: Man/Woman He/She
It is never too late to make a change. Excuses and boundaries in your brain can keep you in your cage. Or you can decide to live in the greater, more joy filled, great big expanse of the 2 acre land, and beyond.
Special Thanks for the inspiration comes from Reverend Sky St. John and Reverend Richard Levy. RIL/RIP