When life throws me a curve ball and when I’m about to tear my hair out, I turn to this simple beautiful story. It’s changed the way I think, and its changed who I am.
The book is called Zen Shorts. It’s about three kids, Addie, Michael and Karl who meet a panda bear named Stillwater.
Stillwater is the embodiment of a calm and centered mind-A Zen master. Each child faces an obstacle like being angry with his brother or the fear of climbing a tree. Stillwater tells a fable. The wisdom in each fable enlightens each situation.
Each fable has a simple lesson that applies to every challenge you could ever face in life.
I don’t want to give anything away…but get it.
Read it to yourself and read it your child.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard kids say, “This is a lot like that story in Zen Shorts!”
I only wish I learned those life lesson when I was so young.