At a specific point in our lives, we have all felt lost. Being in a situation where you don’t know what to do and what is the right decision is something we can all relate to. This parable is for everyone who feels confused and just wants to find a way out…
One day the sage took his student to a park at the foot of a wooded hill. In the park, there was a maze with high and smooth walls, which were illuminated by the sun’s rays.
The teacher escorted the student to the entrance and assigned him the task of finding the exit himself. The student wandered in the maze all day and all night, but it was useless. He couldn’t find his way. He was desperately trying to find a way out. Finally, exhausted, he sat on the ground and fell asleep.
Meanwhile he opened his eyes, he saw the teacher in front of him.
“Follow me,” the teacher told him.
They left the maze, and without turning, the teacher started walking through the forest. When they reached the highest point of the hill, he pointed his finger and said:
From where they were, the whole maze could be seen.
“Looking at the maze from here, can you find the exit?” the teacher asked.
“Yes, and I can do it easily,” said the student. “All I have to do is look at it closely for a while.”
“Well then, find the exit and remember its location well,” the teacher said.
A few minutes later, they walked back through the forest. The student once again entered the maze, but this found the way out very quickly, without getting lost even once.
“The lesson you just learned is one of the most important secrets of the art of life,” said the sage, greeting him at the exit. “The further you move away from a situation, and the more you look at it from the outside, the clearer you will see it, with all of its details. That way, you will be able to find your way out of it so much faster and easier. “