Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016-03 - Reflections…

A long time ago there was a great Shah. He ordered to build a beautiful palace which had many wonderful things in it. Among other curiosities in the palace there was a hall, where all the walls, the roof, the door and even the floor was made of mirrors. The mirrors were so clear and smooth that visitors didn’t understand at once that there was a mirror in front of them - so accurately the mirrors would reflect the objects. Moreover, the walls of this hall were made in such a way that they created an extraordinary increased echo.

Once, a dog ran into the hall and froze in surprise in the middle of the hall, a whole pack of dogs surrounded it from all sides, from above and below. The dog bared his teeth - and all the reflections responded to it in the same way. Frightened, the dog frantically barked - the echo imitated the bark and increased it many times. The dog barked even harder - and the echo was kept up. The dog tossed from one side to another, biting the air - his multiple reflections also tossed around snapping their teeth.

In the morning, the guards found the miserable dog, lifeless and surrounded by a million reflections of lifeless dogs. There was nobody, who would do any harm to the dog. The dog died… fighting with his own reflections.

The world doesn’t bring good or evil on its own. Everything that is happening around us is the reflection of our own thoughts, feelings, wishes and actions.

The world is a big mirror.

~ Author Unknown

“A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, all you get is a spiral”.

~ Maynard James Keenan


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