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