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* The Wise Woman and the Precious Stone

This is a story from an unknown author that I came across in a lovely collection of poems, prayers and stories to end a yoga class called Soul To Soul by John Mundahl.

precious stone

Once a wise woman was traveling in the mountains and found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveller who was hungry and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveller saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation.

The traveller left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.

But a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

“I’ve been thinking” he said, “I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back to you with hope that you will give me something more precious. Give me what have within you that enabled you to give me this stone.”

Sometimes its not the wealth we have, but what’s inside us that others need.

This is dedicated to all of you who bring wisdom and light to the world and those around you every day. Never forget that what you have inside is what others are drawn to.

Namaste

37 comments on “* The Wise Woman and the Precious Stone

  1. Thanks for the precious stone of this post, Val!

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  2. I love this story Val and the beautiful message it has for us! It is an important reminder. πŸ™‚

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  3. This is the reason I love to read. To find these treasures.

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  4. What a lovely fable, Val. There is much wisdom in it. Thanks! ❀

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  5. Beautiful, Val. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow, a great life lesson Val! ❀
    Diana xo

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  7. I love this!

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  8. Wonderful story, Val. I doubt that she will be able to comply with his request: “Give me what have within you that enabled you to give me this stone.”

    No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. ~ The Buddha

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  9. Like a hug…thank you.

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  10. Such a beautiful reminder of one of the truths of our world. Fabulous.

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  11. Ah! Val, thank you! Yes, this is the energy I want to live in…be near…cultivate! Thank you for showing us the way β™‘β™‘

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  12. Wow. Great story Val.

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this story Val. I hope I can bring wisdom and light to the world like that woman!

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  14. I can’t remember where I first read this story Val — but what’s making my heart joyful today is, you brought it back to me. thank you!

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  15. Wow… just wow. Love this Val! x

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  16. Namaste Val! πŸ™‚ xo

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  17. This post is a precious stone! Thanks for sharing, Val.

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  18. Wonderful posting Val.. and a lovely dedication.. πŸ™‚ I hope you included yourself among those spreading Light into our hearts.. Blessings Sent.. xxx ❀ And thank YOU for being YOU.. x

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