This refreshing story came to me in an email. I do not know who the lecturer is. Here is bright, clean wisdom about the burdens in life. Part of the grace of Healing Touch Quick
therapeutic self-healing touch is that when you place your hands on your body and tap into your body’s natural system of healing, you can easily unburden and
support your whole being without even knowing what all of the burdens are.
I encourage you to take time – a minute or 5 for your personal wholeness. Enjoy!

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an
audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of
water? "

Answers called out ranged from 8oz. to 20oz. 

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn’t matter.
It depends on how long you try to hold
 If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold
it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case, it’s the same weight, but the
longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

He continued, "And that’s the way it is with stress
If we carry our
burdens all  the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly
heavy, we won’t be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before
holding it again.
we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.
 So, before you
return home tonight, put the burden of work down.
 Don’t carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever
burdens you’re carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.
  Relax; pick them up
later after you’ve rested. Life is short.  Enjoy it!"

And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of

· Accept that some
days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

· Always read stuff
that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

· Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by
their Maker.

· If you can’t be kind, at least have the
decency to be vague.

· If you lend
someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

· It may be that
your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

·  Never put both feet
in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.

· Nobody cares if you
can’t dance well.  Just get up and dance.

· The second mouse
gets the cheese.

· Birthdays are
good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

· You may be only one
person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

· Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

· A truly happy
person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Take care, take good self-care. Many blessings,


Copyright (c) 2007 Barbara J. Semple. All rights reserved.