For this week’s story, I look to none other than the legendary Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
About 6 months ago, I was visiting wine country in the Central Coast of California and popped into a really cool little store and ended up buying one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books entitled Being Peace. It’s just a wonderful little book that I’ve kept on my nightstand ever since.
And while watching the news the other day and seeing examples of people desperately holding on to a false truth, I was reminded of a story in this book that I’d like to share with you. It's a bit of a sad story about a man who thinks he knows the truth about his son. He clings on to that truth so strongly that he misses a lifetime with the boy who longs to be with him.
This story serves as an inspirational reminder to all of us that "if we take one thing to be the truth and cling to it, even if truth itself comes in person and knocks at our door, we won't open it.
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