October 22nd, 2005


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The following is a story I found in the Fall 2005 issue of Teaching Tolerance. My mom subscribes to this magazine and sends the issues to me. It's wonderful. It gives ideas on how to stop prejudice in the classroom and at home. Because I'm a sub, I find a lot of the ideas really interesting, though I would never be able to implement the more involved ones. Maybe if I was a teacher I could, but I have no intention of becoming one.

This story is a Sufi tale, and was in the Story Corner section of the fall issue. It has a wonderful message and I wanted to share it with all of you.

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-Retold by Jeff Sapp, from The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal by Idries Shah

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Keels and I just did her Yoga tape. I have come to the conclusion that we're not very happy exercisers.

Yoga Lady: Breathe, and be flexible. Exhale as if you are breathing through the bottoms of your feet.
Nelli: ...the fuck does that mean??

Yoga Lady: Feel all four corners of your feet.
Keely: Bite me.

Yoga Lady: If you're flexible enough, bend forward more, to rest your forehead on your knees.
Keely: I hate you.
Nelli: Yeah, yeah, we get it. You're flexible, oooh, big damn deal.

Yoga Lady: Namas te.
Keely: Goodbye, Doom Lady.

But we do it anyway.