Originally posted by Vicky2:
It looks as if we cannot leave anything except the fox and the cabbage alone
I remember the tests where monkeys were in a room with boxes, and a banana way high, the smart monkey could stack the boxes and get it.
I read all these metaspiropsychobabble books, but sometimes I think that there is a good lesson, hopefully we can learn to stack our boxes, or carry our groceries safely!
First trip would have to be goat. Second trip either fox or cabbage, but the key to the whole thing that isn't put in the instructions is: he takes the cabbage back on this second trip! Then he leaves the cabbage and takes the other, then comes back for a fourth trip with the cabbage. Simple eh? Banas for all monkey(brain)s!
I believe that the greater lesson in this fable is that the goat, the emotions, weak to the fox brain but likely to ruin the cabbage body, it needs special care - the emotions require an extra trip to keep them safe and from being bad.
Sure we can go through life headstrong, bullying our emotions into submission, but then we don't have the innocence to truly love. We could also allow our emotions to consume us if we aren't careful.
What I am sharing here is my larger picture of how to be 'whole' human beings.
We have our mental fox, sharp and fast as anything, a predator, to deduct and analyse, clear and on-point.
We have our emotions, soft and cute, but often stupid and over-indulgent. Our emotional strength comes from balancing it and our other 2 'centers.'
We have our body, or body mind, which is in a sense a flower, a living thing that has to have special care taken so that it isn't eaten by our emotional issues.
If we are aware of our three centers, mental, emotional and physical, we can make excellent judgements, being wise, loving, and healthy.
Thank you all for playing this brain-teaser with me! Foxiness, sheep (or goat) skin cumfy clothes, and healthy cabbage meals for all!
Love n light, Teo