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Traditional Tales: The Art of Being Centered
Once upon a time there was a wise man that had many disciples. One day one of his disciples presented himself before his master and asked him a question about staying centered.
Master, how should one behave when he is being mistreated by another human being? What is the correct answer, how can we avoid spiritual repercussions and Karma?
And the wise mastered after moments of reflection answered his devotee.
“Beloved, you shall do nothing.”
Nothing? Replied the man in a mix of disbelief and dismay, so shall we allow people to mistreat and disrespect ourselves? Would it be a sign of weakness and lack of self-respect?
“You shall do nothing my son, because no one is able to mistreat you; you are the only one that can feel mistreated”.
Seen the disciple still puzzled by his answer, the master continues his response:
Nobody can humiliate us, we are the ones that feel ourselves humiliated; no one persecute us, and we are the ones feel ourselves persecuted. No one has the power to make us feel bad unless we allow them to do so. We can only allow ourselves to suffer from the offenses from others. Always try to be as flexible to do not linger on any wrong doing done by others to you; but also be grounded on your truth, so you can withstand any storm that comes your way.