“The question is the answer.”
pic: Camylla Battani @camylla93
Sometimes when we want to change a situation in life, rather than telling others what to do, perhaps we can ask a question instead?
There was once a small boy who banged on a drum all day and night and no one could stop him. After some time, the community did not know how to deal with this boy and so, they called in various teachers and advisors to help change the boy and his behavior.
The first teacher told the boy that drum beating was a sacred activity and should only be carried out on special occasions.
The second teacher offered the neighbors books that would help them control their anger about the drumming each day.
The third teacher tried to distract the boy with new toys and books and told him his eardrums would burst if he continued.
Everything worked for a short time, but the boy always went back to the drumming.
Eventually, a Sufi teacher came along, and after he had assessed the situation, he handed the boy a hammer and chisel and said, ‘I wonder what’s inside the drum?’
17 thoughts on “Question Life”
Who me? Never had a drum 🤣
Ah life dear lady, it is full of wonders. Especially the humans 😂
Thank you, a great post 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
It is full of wonder! 🙏🏻🌈
You can’t fight city hall, right?!😀
So many unanswered questions!
There is Rosaliene, but I always feel the questions open us and keep us in a beginners mind. 💕✨
Ha, love it! 😀
And it worked! Ha 👏💚💕
Asking the question could stop years of misery. Loved this Karen.
I loved it too Michele and I agree, we can connect more deeply with one another when we ask, and listen. 💚💕
Very good! I guess we all march to the beat of our own drum.
We definitely do Alan and when someone questions that, we have an opportunity to change or not ha! 🙏🏻🌈
What a wonderful tale of insight! Thank you.
It is. Thank you Ali 💚💕
I really appreciate all that you share. I learn and I am inspired every time I visit your sight. Thank you for the light you shine into the world.
Thank you for your generous comment Ali. I honour your beautiful poems and writing also 💚🙏🏻