Acceptance

A man walks into a hair salon to get his hair shampooed and braided. The hair dresser, at first, takes it as a joke because the man has only three hair(s) on his head. Without saying anything, the hairdresser proceeds with his job. But before he finishes combing, one of the hair(s) falls off.

The hair dresser, instantly, apologizes out of embarrassment only to be surprised again as the man replies, “Don’t be worried. Now I just have to part my hair in the middle! No big deal!”
The hair dresser realizes that he has to be careful as the man has only two hair(s) remaining. He cannot mess up this time. As he was drowned in such thoughts while carefully trying to braid the hair(s), one falls out. OOPS! The hair dresser feels really bad and starts apologizing again, and offers a free service. But the man answers calmly.
“Oh! Well, don’t be worried. Now I just have to run around with my hair all ruffled up. No big deal! What to do? Such is the way.” This is the attitude of total authentic acceptance. The man is not even slightly bothered or upset that now he has only one hair left. Now, when you carry such attitude, you cannot remain miserable. Instead you are perfectly content and happy in whatsoever you have. The man had three hair(s); now only one. So what? He has embraced the situation with acceptance without any complaint or grudge.
I guess it may be really difficult these days to find such a person. Another man in that situation might sue the hair dresser and reap lots of money. Anyway, this is simply an anecdote, a joke, and may not be a reality. But it makes sense if we look into it deeply....(source:internet)

10 comments:

  1. life is like that....it channels itself the way we take it and we seem to take the bigger unpleasant route always....

    thought provoking one Surjitji...

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  2. Thanks Lakshmi Ji for sharing your insights.I fully agree with your views.
    God bless.

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  3. I guess we ought to learn to take things easy and not to suppress our emotions. The gentleman in your story probably is by nature a cool one, whereas some have to make a conscious effort to keep our reactions in check. That probably causes more harm than good to our health I suppose.

    good one-thanks for sharing

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  4. Dear Surjithji,
    Good Morning!
    It is not easy to accept the bitter side of fate;not everyone's cup of tea!
    Strong faith in God,prayers,meditation,guidance of spiritual gurus,reading of good books,visits to temple visits,yoga can help us a lot in accepting whatever comes in life!
    Surjithji,A big thank you!
    Sasneham,
    Anu

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  5. Yes, I agree with you Latha Ji when you say:
    ...'The gentleman in your story probably is by nature a cool one, whereas some have to make a conscious effort to keep our reactions in check..'
    Thanks for sharing your great insights.
    God bless.

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  6. Thanks Anupama Ji for sharing your noble thoughts.
    God bless.

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  7. Nice story. I like this :)

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  8. Brilliant story Sir.. Very thought provoking..

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  9. Thanks Vishwanath for your encouraging words.
    God bless.

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