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wisdom of dogs, Issue #047-- Year of Nonjudgment
January 19, 2022

Parables

You may have heard one of the many versions of the parable of the Chinese Farmer or the story of the man who lost his horse

The Lesson

The point of the story is that sometimes, things happen that seem bad, but turn out for the good. Conversely, things happen that seem good, but turn out to cause problems.

We can judge an event as good – the farmer finds a horse. But that event might not end as we expect.

In this case, the farmer’s son is thrown from the horse and breaks his leg. So we judge that as bad. But that event might not end as we expect.

In this case, the farmer’s son was passed over for conscription into the army because of his broken leg.

Nonjudgment to the rescue

We can’t know the future. The very thing that blocks our path might become the opportunity we didn’t know we wanted.

This is why we should practice nonjudgment.

Next week, I will tell you the true story of my Best Worst Day and its lesson of nonjudgment.

It involves my two sweet herding dogs: Tala and Olie

Happy Tail Wags

Suzanne

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