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Hari OM
Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.

We haven't had a 'fable' for a while. This one ties in somewhat with the theme which has arisen this week of 'dealing with circumstances'…

The Serpent and the File
A Serpent in the course of its wanderings came into an
armourer's shop.  As he glided over the floor he felt his skin
pricked by a file lying there.  In a rage he turned round upon it
and tried to dart his fangs into it; but he could do no harm to
heavy iron and had soon to give over his wrath.
It is useless attacking the insensible.

As mentioned yesterday, we are often presented much which is 'sharp and rasping' about life. However, in the great majority of cases we can only ever be on-lookers. If we allow all the news to worry us, or buy in to over-emoting on things which are far from our every day, we can burn ourselves up with rage and angst. In doing this, have we helped those for whom we are raging and worrying? No. What is more, they, like the file, are none the wiser for our troubles over them! Pick your fights wisely, channel your concerns into productive means of change. Acknowledge the troubles around, but only invest your energy in those things which can be responsive to your 'fangs'.

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