παραμύθι θυμός

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  • 1. What a beautiful day! GuruWalter Wombat declared as he sat in theshade of a large elm tree. The sun isshining, the birds are singing and I do solove watching the trees swaying in thewarm breeze!

2. What a rotten day! grumbledGrizzel Bear as he stomped through theflowers. The sun hurts my eyes, the birdsscreech and squawk, the trees are in myway, and the wind is messing up my fur! 3. Grizzel Bear continued stomping until hehappened to stomp right up to where Guru WalterWombat was sitting quietly.What are you doing sitting in my stomping path?Grizzel demanded.Guru Walter just sat there. He smiled, he listened,but he said nothing. 4. Get out of my way, Grizzel orderedfurrowing his brow, unless you want me tostomp on your head?Guru Walter Wombat just smiled. 5. Why arent you saying anything? Wouldyou like me to give you a bone crunching GrizzelBear squeeze? Grizzel screamed, his temper rising.Guru Walter Wombat just smiled. 6. Didnt you hear me? roared Grizzeleven more loudly, shaking his large paw inGuru Walter Wombats face. Do you wanta big punch on the nose?Guru Walter Wombat just smiled. 7. Grizzel was confused: Guru Walter Wombatdidnt seem to react to him at all, and he was nolonger full of stomping and screaming energy, butstill feeling quite angry. Havent you got anythingto say? he demanded. 8. Guru Walter Wombat looked up at Grizzel Bear.It is not my birthday, he said smiling back at him.What? Why are you telling me its not your birthday?Grizzel demanded. I dont care about your birthday!Then why are you trying to give me presents? repliedGuru Walter gently.What presents? the confused Grizzel replied. 9. I would not want those presents even if it weremy birthday, said Guru Walter calmly. I guessyou will have to keep your anger all for yourself.You tried to give mea stomp on the head,a bone crunchingGrizzel Bear squeezeand a punch onthe nose. 10. Grizzel glared at Guru Walter Wombatsitting amongst the grass and the flowers.He growled at Guru Walters still smiling face.Im not angry! he shouted, stomping on adaisy and crushing it into the ground.Really?Guru Walter replied, raising aneyebrow, and pointing to the broken flowerbeneath Grizzels foot. 11. Grizzel lifted his foot and picked up the daisy, whichnow lay crushed in his paw.I didnt do that Grizzel protested, did I?Guru Walter Wombat just sat, he smiled, but he said nothing.Grizzel looked at the daisy and frowned. He was a big burlybear but he never really meant to hurt anyone or anything.Im sorry little flower, I didnt mean to crush you. I wasI was angry, Grizzel admitted. I didnt see you. But I willtry not to crush any more flowers today. 12. And true to his word, for the rest ofthe day, Grizzel Bear was very careful of allthe flowers in the forest, and all the birds,and all the trees. 13. TailGrizzel had spent so much time being angry that hehad forgotten he was angry. You dont have to be angry justbecause someone else is. It is much better to let go of angerthan to hold on to it, even if someone tries to give it to you.Being happy is much more fun!ZenThe Buddha was sitting in the shade of a tree when anangry man came upon him. The angry man started yellinginsults, but the Buddha sat there calmly and said nothing.The angry man continued screaming, but received no reply.After about five minutes the man could not keep up his anger atsuch a level and asked, Do you have nothing to say?The Buddha asked the man, If someone gives you a gift and youdo not want it, to whom does it belong?The man answered that it must remain with the giver of the gift.Then the Buddha said, I refuse to accept your anger, so youwill have to keep it yourself.The angry man is said to have become a discipleof the Buddha.Visit the Zen Tails web siteclick here