Two Zen monks, Tanzan and Ekido, were walking, and saw a woman who was trying to cross a road. The road was muddy, and about to ruin the woman’s silk kimono. Tanzan picked her up, and carried her to the other side. The monks continued, and after five hours, Ekido asked “Why did you carry her across the road? We monks are not supposed to do things like that.” Tanzan smiled, “I put the woman down hours ago. Are you still carrying her?”

Do you still carry something from your past, which you ought to let go?


Adapted from A New Earth (book, p. 139) by Eckhart Tolle

Let It Go (song) from Disney’s Frozen