Is Accepting Yourself Hard? Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
Accept yourself as Abyssinian Johnny does. Your mind is your power station. You become what you think. So that you use it in your favor, you can be anything you desire. It’s all about your perspective. Sounds like a magic! Don’t you think it’s cool? Johnny thinks it is. Accept yourself as you are now and everything else starts from there.
POINT BREEZE KINGDOM – MORNING
Johnny and servants have finished their breakfast, now having a cup of morning tea.
Anyway, why you two brought me here in the states? Never thought myself living in the states even in my wildest dream.
All of three are lounging in the living room. Johnny is sitting on a couch, servant Y is in a bean bag and servant H is sitting on directly on the floor.
Well, I never thought myself coming and staying here, either. Why are we here?
H turned to Y with a questioning expression on her face.
Oh well, it’s because of my intelligence.
Johnny and H got riddled. And exchanged glances.
What are you talking about? Is this some kind of riddle?
Let me explain it in this way. My high intelligence is in high demand, even from the top school in the states.
Johnny and H are still giving him a quizzical stare.
Hmm, ok. But why Pittsburgh? Why not N.Y. or San Fransisco or…
I really don’t care where it is as long as you two feed me well. I just accept it as I accept myself.
That’s the spirit! Your majesty!
The good thing about here is our kingdom has never been this prosperous ever before. We have trees around us which gives us nice shades in the summer. Oh, and what we should remember is we have Trader Joe’s within walking distance! That makes a huge difference!
Oh, how I love the treat you buy at Trader Joe’s, H! Crunchy and tasty… Yum! Can I have one or two now?
Absolutely not, your majesty. You have just eaten your morning meal, don’t you remember?
Johnny clicks his tongue.
Oh, nothing. Anyway, I give you a credit you have found such good treat for me, H.
I am truly honored to have your words, your majesty.
Look, you can appreciate me all you want.
Now, Y boasts himself.
I show my gratitude when I really appreciate something. It should come from my heart, you know?
Hey, I don’t want any dispute here. What I can say is we live happier, don’t we? I think we feel the happiest ever in this place. All three of us, you agree?
Agreed, your majesty!
And I thank you from my heart, Y!
It is very easy to spot changes and have complaints about who you deal with. But it doesn’t make you happier or smarter.
Look what you have right at this moment. You have a brain to think and body to move forward.
How do you do with your human body?
Everything else will be a sweet addition and a surprising bonus from there.
What if you already had a cat? You are a total winner.
 Accept Yourself (OSHO)
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