“A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning, while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hang the wash outside.

That laundry is not very clean, she said, she doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.

Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

“Look! She has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband said:”I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows!”

And so it is with life:

“What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look. Before we give any criticism, it might be a good idea to check our state of mind and ask ourselves if we are ready to see the good rather than to be looking for something in the person we are about to judge.”May we have the ability to look beyond what we see

written by Ibrahim Gana Malgwi


4 comments on “STORY — DIRTY LAUNDRY

  1. Life is going on all the time, but what we see, is based off of what we want to see. I cannot see past me, until I realize there’s more to see.
    Only when the desires of the body are being met in the moment, am I able to dimly see my brothers heart for a moment, as my awareness seemingly expanded beyond me. But because it was artificially induced, it didn’t last, nor was it real. And once again, I’m all alone…just me.
    Say I’m in a bakery with 25 pies. Twenty-four of them are cherry, one is chocolate. Even though the bakery is filled with pies, as far as I can see, there is only one; the chocolate pie. My vision is limited for I’m only thinking about feeding the senses of the body, and nothing else is present within this tunnel vision, but the one chocolate pie. In my limited thinking, how can I possibly care about or see anything other than me, when its the body’s senses leading, insisting I give it what it wants, and doing what I’m told.
    The more we pay attention, the more extended is our vision, for it will no longer be based off of the limiting senses of the body. When we think past the body, taking the focus off of me, there is we, and therefore…a whole nother world opens up that we never knew was there. And how very good it feels, to finally see. * smiles*


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