I have a dream.
walking on a beautiful beach. The sky was clear.
The sun was shining. I could feel the tenderness
of the sea wind. I could hear the symphony of the
felt that something was watching me. So I tried
to walk away. I walked faster but the thing
followed me. I walked even faster but the thing
followed me even closer. So I ran but it still
followed me. Finally I have to gather all my
courage and turn back. I was stunned because I
saw a huge black monster. I couldn't see its face
or its body because the whole monster was covered
in black. I shout at the monster, "Who are
you? Why are you following me?"
monster answered, "I am you fear, you can
never escape from me." I was scared so I
throw a punch at the monster hoping I can defeat
him. But it was just like punching the air. So I
pick up a pistol and shoot at its head but the
bullet just went through like the punch. So I
picked up an AK-47 and tried to kill the monster
but it still didn't work. I tried using a huge
cannon, a rocket launcher and even throw a
nuclear bomb at the monster but the monster
wasn't hurt a single bit. It told me, "I am
your fear, you can never defeat me."
started using my brain. I thought a little bit
and started laughing. I slowly walked under the
sun. The black monster is still here but now is
only 3 inches high. I told the monster, "You
are nothing but my shadow."
teaching: It is true you can never escape from
your own fear neither can you defeat it. But once
you realize your fear is nothing but your own
shadow, it just can't bother you any more.