Inspirational & Motivational Stories
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Nitima Shrestha Priya
Holistic Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist
A Man Chased by a Tiger
Life can present you with some difficult challenges. How do you deal with them? Here's an exciting story that may just show you some light.
Enjoy Every Moment
Your life only happens in this moment, in the here and now. Don't wait for rest of your life. Enjoy now.
The Four Candles
We try to prove ourselves right to others. Why is that so important to do so. Can we sit with ourselves and be content? When we are content with ourselves there is no need to prove anything to anybody.
Obstacle in Our Path
We find it easier to nag and complain about things. How can we let go of this habit? What will happen then?
How Heavy Is a Glass of Water?
Beautiful story about stress management that I heard from my teacher Ajhan Brahm.
This story demonstrates that we can't do anything about the situation but we can change the way we see it.
Biscuits of Life
Edward Espe Brown shares his beautiful experience and insight he gained whilst making biscuits over his life. We find ourselves comparing to others but this story illustrates how can we see the beauty in what we have. Please enjoy
The Other Side
As there's a saying the grass is always green in the other side. It's time to acknowledge your side, take time to explore.
Farmer's Donkey - Story
Donkey's situation teaches us lessons about life, and what to do with the challenges we face.
You Are Valued No Matter What!
Don't let your value decrease because you're going through though time. You are special and you are valuable, no matter what.
Wise Old Man
We find ourselves complaining about our problems so many times. Hear what the wise old man has to say about that.
Puppies for Sale
Everybody is worth it all regardless of where they're at and what their state is. You are worth it!
Doors of My Heart Are Open to You and Me
Story about loving Kindness and Compassion. It can not only transform you but also others around you.
When our circumstances change please still be humble and keep to your words.
Every Person Has a Story
It's a beautiful story about stepping back from our reactive judgements.
Becoming your own best friend
How would you like to go for a coffee with a friend? When we want to catch up with our friends we want the environment to be fun and laughter not controlling. This story demonstrates a metaphor about how we try to control our mind no wonder it wants to be away from us. Be friend your mind dear ones then you can begin to enjoy being with yourself.
Anger can do things that we cannot undo. The story demonstrates how damaging anger can be but we can learn to be patient.
Making a Difference in the World
You may not be able to make a difference in the world but you can make a difference in someone's world.
Caterpillar Turn into a Butterfly
A short story about the process of caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It is a struggle but a necessary one for the transformation to take place. Using every challenges and struggle as an opportunity to make us stronger and wiser.
Be Kind Even When You Are Impatient
Most precious things in life do not have a price. Be kind, be open :)
Monkey Mind - Short Story
We always find excuse to do something before we can meditate. This short funny story demonstrates just how are minds are constantly trying to get distracted every time we sit to meditate. Enjoy!
Enlightenment in Action
We think to be enlightenment is to be out of this world but many masters makes it simple. It really means to be in this world. Take care
Silly Snake in Search for Wisdom
How to be kind and use your resources so others don't take advantage of you
Finding Beauty in Everyone
Based on true story heard in a monastery. You can find beauty in everyone including yourself. Try this task
The Moving Mind
A story about our mind and different ways of experiencing it.
Does Mind Control Work? Not really!
We try to control our mind, how well does it work for you. Here's a short story to illustrate it. Make sure you enjoy going out for a coffee with your friend next time.
Granma's Cooking Secret
Be open to change by being open and curious.
An Elephant and a Rope
A story about how our old beliefs can limit us from freedom. Be open to upgrading our beliefs. What once served us may no longer be useful.
Mummy, I'm Leaving Home
Story of a little boy who had enough of life and wants to leave home. But what happens after he leaves? Enjoy listening to the story.
We tend to search for peace and happiness externally. We just have to realize that it's not about going somewhere to get it. It's right here within you.
Thinking Out of the Box
Open up to any situation and thinking out of the box to get the best out of the situation. It doesn't have to be as bad as we think.
Friends for Ever - Earth Worm
Story about how we are all stuck in comfort zone. We want to help our dear ones but if they also have to be ready to receive. Enjoy :)
Group of Frogs
The words we say to people can really have an impact. What kind of things do you say to others and more importantly what kind of things do you say to yourself?
Many people try so hard to be perfect. Be home with the way you and love yourself as you are.
Listen to how a dog finds itself a place to retreat. How often do you take time out for your own personal retreat?
Good, Bad, Who Knows?!
We are attached to good times and have an aversion towards negative events. We do not know what the future holds; this story beautifully demonstrates how to have non judgmental attitude and how we can accept who we are and what is happening in our lives.
The Mouse Trap
Story demonstrates that we are all interdependent on each other. When some one is threatened, we are all at risk. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an effort to help each other.
Heaven & Hell
Zen teachers has profound skills to teach their students. This heart warming story demonstrates to the extent these teachers can go to bring their students out of their misery.
Rock, Pebbles, Sand & Water
What's important in your life? What do you give time to? Maybe it's time to re-calibrate.
Mask of the Red Death - Story
Story about fear and how it can take complete control over things.
A Pound of Butter
Story about honesty. Don't do to others what you do not wish on yourself.
Know your boundaries with friends
Friendships are very precious, please take care of them.
Funny Conversation with God
Short, funny conversation with God. Good time to reflect on how we can be humble.
2 Monks and a Lady
Story that will make you reflect on your own behavior. What are you holding on to?
Shark, Bait Fish and You
Story that allows us to reflect our own conditioning.
Running After Enlightenment
Good teachings for those who are super hard on themselves and for those who are impatient. Enjoy!
Princesses and the Dragon - Story
Resourceful princess who marries a dragon to help her parents. What does she get in return?
Zen & Chess
This story demonstrates how great Zen masters have used skillful ways to help people attain enlightenment. There is hope for everyone :)
Box Full of Kisses
A story about our habitual pattern of judging mind. Step out of the trance and live for now.
Moon Cannot Be Stolen
A story about a Zen master who often has a compassionate mind to offer. However, thieves are only concerned with what they can take from others.
Zen Story - a Cup of Tea
What is your cup filled with and what will you do about it?
Hard Working Labor - Story
Hard work can pay off well. Learning to be patient.
Rocks Pebbles Sand & Water
What are we filling our life with? What is it that's really important to you and necessary? Allow yourself to have a gentle reflection after listening to this story and consciously put an effort to prioritize.
Water-bugs and Dragonflies
When transformation happens there is no going back. Rejoice other's success and work on your own on the way. Give space to those who are not yet ready.
Stop Chasing Happiness
We often miss to see that happiness is present, right here in this moment. This story demonstrates just that.
Good Wolf & Bad Wolf
Story about a conflict that takes place in every individual's life. How can we nurture our thoughts, emotions and ourselves holistically?
Working Hard - Impatient
To achieve our goals, it's not always about work hard as we tend to think. Learn to be patient.
A Worm and His Lovely Pile of Dung
Story demonstrates how we can be attached to our comfort zone even thou there is no space for growth. Be open to change.