We finally made it into 2011, so welcome to a new year full of stress! If this doesn’t sound so attractive to you – why?
Recently I had a fine conversation about stress, life and work. It seems like you are still an alien these days, if you are not stressed. People ask you: “How’s life?”, if you answer “Oh, it’s okay, you know, it’s just full of stress!”, then you are a normal being. If you answer something like: “Life is great!” and don’t mention any stress, you are suspicious.
For 2011 I personally wish you a very productive and relaxed life- and workflow. Let 2010 go and remember the two monks:
Two monks were on their way back to the monastery. It rained the whole day and the streets were full of puddles of water. A lovely, beautiful young woman tried to cross the street but with all the puddles of water – impossible for her. The older monk walked over to the lady, lifted her up in his arms and carried her to the other side of the road safely and continued his way to the monastery.
Later in the evening, the younger monk came to ask the elder monk: “We cannot touch a woman as monks, right?” “Right.” answered the elder monk. The face of the young monk reflected his confusion: “But, why did you carry the woman over the street this afternoon?” The old monk smiled and said: “I left her on the other side of the road, you are still carrying her.”