Friday, January 19, 2007

Are Your Potatoes Heavy ??

A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to school. For every person they refuse to forgive in their life's experience, they chose a potato,wrote on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag. Some of their bags were quite heavy.

They were then told to carry this bag with them everywhere for one week, putting it beside their bed at night, on the car seat when driving, next to their desk at work.

The hassle of lugging this around with them made it clear what a weight they were carrying spiritually, and how they had to pay attention to it all the time to not forget and keep leaving it in embarrassing places. Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty smelly slime. This is a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping our pain and heavy negativity!

Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person, and it clearly is for ourselves!

4 comments:

kiran said...

Hi Ankit,

This is Kiran again,Each day I go through Ur articles & believe me It really gives me strength and motivation.I am V.thankful to U.If u know any other good websites(motivational) plz let me knw.

Regards,
Kiran.

Ankit Dangi said...

Thank you Kiran. Nice to hear this, and you needn't be thankful to me. I don't think I know any such site, but even if I would know any, how could I share the same with you? Neither do I've your email address and nor do I know who you are?

Take good care,
Luv Ankit.

kiran said...

Thanks for the reply ,Myself Kiran Salunkhe and I am from Navi Mumbai.As I have started reading ur blogs and ofcourse most of them are fabulous I cannot stop myself without leaving any comment.So that's how I'll be always in touch.
my mail Id is kiran_mumbaikar@hotmail.com

Regards,
Kiran.

kiran said...

Hey Ankit where are U no new posts??? Too busy hmmm..

Regards,
Kiran.