Zen Story: Paradise
Two men wander the desert, hopelessly lost.
Tired and thirsty, they ascend a large sand dune – only to discover a giant stone wall.
On the other side of the wall they can hear water rushing and birds chirping.
They smell fresh flowers, and above their heads, tree branches laden with fresh fruit hang over the wall’s edge.
With a smile the first man climbs the wall and disappears into the garden.
With a smile, the other returns to the desert, seeking other lost travelers.
Reflection: Lend a hand, when you can!