Awakening: the parable of the beggar

I like this parable at the start of Eckart Tolle’s book “Power of Now”.

“A beggar had been sitting by the side of the road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding his old baseball cap. “I have nothing to give you,” said the stranger. Then he asked: “What’s that you are sitting on?” “Nothing,” replied the beggar. “Just an old box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember.” “Ever looked inside?” asked the stranger. “No,” said the beggar. “What’s the point? There’s nothing in there.” “Have a look inside,” insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.”

I have been receiving numerous messages from the Universe/synchronicity to read this book. It’s on my list …

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2 responses to “Awakening: the parable of the beggar

  1. Thought provoking.

  2. canadianchristine

    Indeed. Thank you for stopping by, Jackal; please come again.
    Namaste,
    Christine

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