Bringing you some tips on living life from Anthony de Mello’s One Minute Wisdom

ADULTHOOD

To a disciple who was always at his prayers the Master said, “When will you stop leaning on God and stand on your own two feet?” 

The disciple was astonished. “But you are the one who taught us to look on God as Father!” 

“When will you learn that a father isn’t someone you can lean on but someone who rids you of your tendency to lean?”

PROPHECY 

“I wish to become a teacher of the Truth.” 

“Are you prepared to be ridiculed, ignored and starving till you are forty-five?” 

“I am. But tell me: what will happen after I am forty-five?” 

“You will have grown accustomed to it.” 

IMPROVEMENT 

A young man squandered all his inherited wealth. As generally happens in such cases, the moment he was penniless he found that he was friendless too. 

At his wit’s end he sought the Master out and said, “What is to become of me? I have no money and no friends.” 

“Don’t worry, son, Mark my words: all will be well with you again.” 

Hope shone in the young man’s eyes. “Will I be rich again?” 

“No. You will get used to being penniless and lonely.” 

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