Monkey Lessons

Monkey lessons

Taming my Monkey mind is a full-time job

Don’t think of yourself as an ugly person,

Think of yourself as a Beautiful Monkey -Soojie

Always I wonder How we are different from Animals.

As you can see in the above photo ,the big monkey( I presume ,the teacher ) with its back facing us, seems to be busy teaching its first morning lesson to the students.

You can also notice that three student monkeys are very attentive & disciplined and one monkey is a bit unhappy & restless .The baby monkey of course has a long time to go to learn the ropes.

This one reminded me of my school days ,where some students gel well with some teachers and not too happy with some other teachers even name calling etc.

I feel the whole thing depends on to what extent the teacher can ‘inspire’ his/her students.

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  1. “Monkey mind” is certainly an apt description. Catches the way the mind darts around, it’s basic curiosity, it’s lack of discipline, it’s tendency to be distracted by shiny things, etc, etc.

    Another metaphor I like — less complex, though — is of the mind as a fish flapping around on dry land.

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  2. It is a complex world we live in, and it takes a genuine concerted effort to not fall into the gooey mess that surrounds us. It is like trying to walk through a narrow path where there is goo on one side and mud on the other side. Either choice is not a good one. So in the long run, we have to train (or retrain as it may be) ourselves to focus on the solid ground, no matter how narrow it might be.

    I have friends on Facebook who focus on commenting on this thing and that the president is or is not doing, and they get so riled up sometimes, I think they might have heart attacks. And all for what? What can really change unless ideology changes, human values change, and the whole world is in harmony, which it has never been, and will likely never be. I think of the Kung Fu movies where they fight through the entire movie and what is changed at the end? One person perhaps ‘wins’, but is it really a victory, for tomorrow the hero who won will be fighting something or someone else.

    I am reminded of the children’s ditty:

    Ring around the rosie,
    Pocket full of posies.
    Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

    Although this was more likely referring to the time of plague, it so says it all.

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    • Thank you so much Anne Copeland for this lovely and eloborate explanation of the complex world because of the more complicated human thinking power.Your ref to Kung Fu is apt.Remembering the childrens ditty,takes the cake. At the end no body is a winner.Then fight for what ? Again unanswerable question because WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU , HAS TO BE BAD FOR THE OTHER.How to lead our lives ? So ,as you said Ideology has to change and should be uniformly accepted.This can not happen.The life moves on as next generation is ready to take over.Thanks again.I am glad at last I am able to reach in WP blog.Did you receive my mailer ?

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      • I don’t think I did but then I am way behind in my e-mails, so I will keep looking for it. Yes, we are on the WP blogsite, and it surely is a good one.

        I posted about something related to the above issue on another blog, so I am copying it here to perhaps help shed some light in the issue.

        in this world, regardless of what culture, what race, what spiritual, religious or political views we may have, in the end result, we are all one people. Whoever created us, or whatever process, the fact is that we were all intended to be here on this earth or we surely would have been somewhere else. I believe too that we all need to be open-minded to each other’s differences because we have all grown up differently. We may think we can do a better job of running the countries, but who of us would volunteer to do it? Even if you are a strong and ethical person (of which I have no doubt), you have to deal with hundreds of people every single day for long hours, who do not share your views and who may even be corrupt/dishonest. I honestly can’t even begin to imagine how one person could take all that on. We are all human beings and need to focus on the things we share, rather than those we may not. Wouldn’t this world be fantastic if every country cooperated on solving world issues like hunger in some countries, water conservation and energy, and a million other things that could benefit everyone?

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