A Tale of Two Travelers

 “A Tale of Two Travelers"

A traveler in an ancient time arrived at the gate of a city and found a gatekeeper sitting at its foot. “What’s it like in this city?” the sojourner asked.

“What was it like where you came from?” returned the gatekeeper.

“It was a horrible place,” the traveler replied. “There were no jobs, everyone was fighting with each other, and the streets were a mess.”

“Well, that’s pretty much what you’ll find here,” the gatekeeper explained.

The visitor shook his head and continued on his way.

An hour later another traveler approached the city gate. “What’s it like in this city?” he asked the gatekeeper.

“What was it like where you came from?” returned the gatekeeper.

“Pretty nice, actually,” the traveler replied. “My work was rewarding, people helped each other where they could, and it was a decent place for kids to grow up.”

“Well, that’s pretty much what you’ll find here,” the gatekeeper explained.

The visitor thanked the gatekeeper and entered the city.


The world you observe is not an absolute condition. It is a snapshot of your consciousness. If you want to change the world, begin by changing your vision of it.


Excerpt From Enough Already by Alan Cohen


Toward eupan ~


~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.


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