Once two monks were washing their bowls in a river and noticed a scorpion drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up. In the process he was stung by the scorpion and it fell in the river. The monk once more saved the scorpion and it stung him again. The other monk who was watching this all asked him, "Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it's nature is to sting?" The monk replied, "Because to save it is my nature”.
- A Zen Story
“Human being is the only creature who refuses to be what he is”. Wherever you go, whoever you meet, and whatever you do, give love and appreciation, because that is your true nature, wrote Rhonda Byrne. True colours of people, who say they care for you, can be seen during the worst time of our lives.
Our true nature is like precious jewel: it may be temporally buried in mud we simply need to uncover it. People often claim to hunger for truth but seldom like the taste of it when it’s being served up – George RR Martin. It is your choice either to be scorpions or to be sapiens.
“True nature of your mind does not harm, it heals”.
– Ron W. Rathbun