One day master was watching a practice session in courtyard. All students were doing their practices.
Among all those students he noticed that there was one young man who was trying to perfect his technique but he is not able to work on that move properly and it seemed to master that young man was getting disturbed by the presence of other students.
Master could sense that young man’s frustration and went up to young man and tapped on his shoulder.
He questioned to young man, “What’s bothering you?”
Young man replied with strained expression, “I don’t know..I don’t understand why i am not able to execute this move properly. No matter how much i try..”
Master replied, “Listen, before you can master technique, you should understand Harmony. Come with me, i will explain you how you can do that?”
Master and student left building and walked some distance into forest until they reach a stream. After reaching there master and student stood silently on the bank of stream for sometime.
After a while master spoke to young man pointing at the stream, “Look at the stream. See there are rocks in its way, does it slam them out of frustration??”
No.. It will not slam those rocks but instead stream will simply flow around them and move on.. Be like water and you will know what Harmony is..”
Young man understood master’s advise and went back to courtyard to practice his move and this time, he concentrated his focus on move and barely notice other students around him and then he was able to executed the perfect move and master that technique .
If we want To Achieve our Goal then we must try to get in Harmony with ourselves and not Let presence of Other people bother Us.
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