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Dea Rivera
Tales in Mind
A tale of caution in holding on to possessions that appear desirable but fail to meet our greater needs in the end.
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Deena
Happy Monkey
I’m comparing my job to those wooden apples. When something does not benefit you or is causing more harm than good, let it go. It will hurt initially but there is healthier way to live.
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Jenna
Learned to let something go if im not happy.... even if i think i need it or cant live without it.
If it is causing you worry you dont need it...im feeling a little numb and sad
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Karla
I noticed that I do hold on to things that seem valuable
I just need to let go sometimes I can’t hold on to something forever and if I don’t I’ll always be tired and hungry.
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Keiko
Let Go
This story is a great reminder to let go of thoughts, worries, or ideas. The story mentioned the idea of being productive, and I just felt like that’s me at work. I’m always trying to be productive and get things done on my to do list at the office. I get exhausted at times just trying to juggle everything. I feel like the monkey where i am holding on to my ideas and worries, and they are dragging me down.
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Adrienne
There are more important things.
When we cling to the less important things in life they become like anchors to us. Whether dragging us down or keeping us in one spot. We don’t want to have either, we want to progress we want to be happy. Sometimes the only way to do that is to let go.
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Matthew
Lost so much!
When I experienced my massive stroke, I lost so much...my job, my side business, my means to accomplish or obtain anything...when I finally arrived back home from the hospital, I started to make purchases, bringing new things into the house, without my wife’s knowledge or approval! And she had become accustomed to being in control of all the household finances! Boy did I get in some trouble!😳 I'm still struggling to get back some of what I lost, but I've had to learn to temper my desires to avoid messing up any plans or needs...I guess this is why I've been yearning to work again so badly! If I am making money again, I'll get to be more in control of my own life again! Then I'll be a happy monkey once again!
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Tammy
Happy monkey
We all have things in our lives that we have a hard time letting go of. We should be mindful of this compulsion and avoid holding onto things that truly do not make us happy or are not healthy any longer.
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DD
Happy Monkey
I know I’m a worrier with busy brain. I need to compartmentalize what’s truly important and needing immediate attention vs what can wait til later to address. My job is unfulfilling. My mental health is starting to suffer behind the misery surrounding my workplace. I need to shift my attitude and seek healthier work options instead of holding on to the day to day unhappiness.
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Teal
Happy monkey
When anxiety peaks, I hold onto the silliest and smallest things. A sentence I said, a situation that doesn’t even affect me that greatly. It’s like that shiny wooden Apple that I just have to put down- carrying it makes me too tired and weak.
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Tash
Happy monkey
Happy monkey made me feel more tired and I think I will now be able to fall asleep after one small lesson.
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Peaches
Taking risks
Sometimes I hold on because I’ve had it so long or I’m fearful of what comes after I let go... yet it is probably best. Sometimes it’s better to let go rather than holding on.
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Unicorn
As a beginner to mindfulness and meditation
These stories are great and short. Loved the ocean wave sounds in the background as I closed my eyes laying down
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Tracilyn
Holding onto
I realized that we need to not hold onto everything bc all you're doing is basically holding a deep profound grudge internally which in the long run is hurting you! Learn to let go 😁
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Jada
Happy Monkey
I learned that sometimes the things that you think that are most valuable to you, is the thing that has no use for you. I love this story. 😁
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JT
Move on
When we hold possessions that are new we are given a burst of happiness that only lasts for a short while. It is more important to be truly happy all the time, than to have things that only bring you happiness for short times.
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Isabelle
The Monkey
I learned that some things are precious to us but sometimes we have to let it go and move forward.
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Vincent
The happy monkey story
I feel that this story made me feel very good and that it helped me realize that you can let go of things that you don’t need in order to declutter/improve your life . This was a very good story
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Mia
Happy
I feel Happy now since I listened to the story “Happy Monkey” I feel happy now. At 1st I felt all not happy and stressed, but now I feel Happy😊😊😊
수영
Feeling good
I love the messages that are presented through these meditations, very calming and offer a sense of clarity
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sue
Monkey hold on
Different perspective. Compulsive thoughts and habits need to be recognized and let go of. Dreamt last night I was back working and argued about value of what I was doing researching as well as working with kids. Then read story in post about contract proposal v
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Rosemary
First Session
This was my first session and I really liked having something so short to just relax and focus on. I noticed that I almost instinctively tried to check something else like my iPad during this time, which I have to work on. I liked the story and I’ve been really stressed out lately so I think these will help me.
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Denise
Happy Monkey
Excellent story to teach the importance of not holding on to things that weigh us down. 👍🏻
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Lawrene
Happy Monkey
I think most people hold on to things that weigh them down....by starting to let go of the material or emotional baggage you begin to be lightened
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Amy
Let go
I learned that it’s okay to let go. It will free you. Let the others pick up what you’re putting down.
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Kathy
Happy Monkey
Actually, I think this story was brilliantly done. The message is simple and straightforward but also very important and worth remembering!!! Thank you!
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Kathryn
Higher power
Ones higher power sends messages when they are needed...today I am packing up and moving. Thanks for the reminder 😍
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Lilyanette
Happy little monkey
Still I’m trying to be as strong as this little monkey. I really see myself as the little monkey, and the apples are all the worries and insecurities that I hold onto. I can say this really reached me a lot.
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Abby
The monkey
I learned that we need to be mindful of what we hold onto if it's valuable or not
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Brooke
Happy Monkey
I learned that in order to truly be happy one needs to be mindful of what we hold onto or perceive as valuable because those things could be what are really holding us back.
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Amy
I learned that I don’t need other people/things in order to make myself happy because happiness is in your hands, not theirs.
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Cara
Happy Monkey
I learned that I don’t need people or other things to keep me posted and happy and I don’t have to carry all the thing I think are so precious that really aren’t and sometimes I just need to let go of unneeded things.
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Sienna
What does this story mean?
It means that things might seem valuable but in reality there just taking about your happiness. So you just have to let go so you can be happy once more :)
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Amy
Happy Monkey
Hopefully someday we can all be happy little monkeys, letting go of all our sources of stress and climbing that fruit tree to reach for what makes us happy. :)
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NoFrofro
Happy monkey report
I learned that somethings are too valuable to let go. But, it wouldn’t be imaginable to let go. Like a feeling. It’s too valuable to let go. But you want a regular life, so you have to.
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Aylana
Heavy
I know we all have thing that hold us down. Things that are so valuable we can't let go of, but we want to. Sometimes when things get hard just imagine that one thing that will make you smile or brighten your day. Give someone a nice comment to make there day good we all have days that are so hard we want to give up and some hide behind a smile when this happens but tell someone you trust like a friend. It make every thing easier
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Chris
Happy Monkey
I started to wonder to myself, what are my shiny wooden apples? What are the things that I am carrying around that not only don’t serve me well but also prevent me from reaching out to what truly makes me happy.
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Paige
Happy monkey
Letting go is better than holding on, it can kill you to hold on and it will give you more freedom
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Pifia
I can’t sleeeeep
I caaant I don’t knowwww whyyy I neeeed to sleeeeep And now I am hangryyy but despite all that the story was great
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Elissa
Me
I learned that sometimes you have to let go of some things even if it's valuable you have to let go
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Leila
I learned that...
Sometimes it’s best to hold on to valuable things rather than try to get multiple less valuable things, such a great story.
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Meagan
I learned
Sometimes you have to thinks bout what’s more important and has more value to you before you let go
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Mónica
Truth is that I know exactly what to let go
I learned that is not good to hold on to things that make me hurt. So sad, I know exactly what it is and still want to hold on to it thinking it will be better 🤭. But I feel this is called faith.
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Jørgen
Appriciate the smaller things
I have to appriciate the smaller fruits in life rather than searching for the perfect big glittering fruit
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MacieClaire
Happy monkey
I learned that sometimes you just have to let go and let God lead the way.
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Michelle
Happy Monkey
I noticed that I smiled and it actually wasn't a forced smile !
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Nur
Happy monkey
I thought about what my apples were and I thought my friends that have been treating me badly and it’s time for me to let go of all of them and make better friends
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Dorcell
me.
i see that my goofiness is crazy but i don't care because i learned that im just af many people cant handle that, but! many can.
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Lonnie
Letting go
Just as the monkey couldn’t let go of his apples I too can’t let go of Lucy. As the apples weighed down on the monkey, lucy would weigh me down. I never wanted to not be with her, but at the end of the day I need to find my own happiness without her.
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Ruth
my first journal
finding those happy moments in my life have to shine brighter than the worst
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Alexandra
What to do to be actually happy
In order to be happier in life we have to let go certain things that turn us down , maybe bad habits that we are so used to do or negative people , but at the end it’ll be worth it , getting out of our comfort zone is always nice to have better experiences .
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JoAnn
Happiness
Be courageous enough to let go of expectations so you can be allowed to thrive
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Kim
Happy Monkey
I love that story it was so inspiring it was truly good story the monkey 🐒 was happy jumping into the jungle probably eating bananas 🍌.
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Krissy
Vibrations
I don’t know how else to explain this except universal vibrations. I have been holding on to these apples of mine and finally came back to aura to cope. The universe felt my soul and came to assist. This story was exactly what I needed. I needed to be reminded to just let go every now and then. Peace and light to all.
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Joyce
What are my sacred apples?
What do I hold onto as valuable, refusing to let go, even though they actually bring me no benefit? I have a few ideas...I’m setting an intention to look out for these, recognize when I find myself gripping them tightly, then set them down and don’t look back. Namaste
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Madison
Happy Monkey thoughts.
I learned that sometimes I have to stop holding on to what I think I am, and just accept what I need. I am running myself thin on this idea of myself that I have in my head, but it is just not me. And I am tired. Not in a bad or sad way, but I am emotionally tired and I need to refresh. I want to start taking mindfulness more serious. I know it works. I have felt and seen it work. It is a spiritual and beautiful. I want and need more of it in my life. I want to train my brain. And accept that it is not perfect and needs work.
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Anita
I felt soothed & reminded the importance of what we value.
I learned that I need to be mindful of what I place value on. Not only in objects or material goods but also in my perception of my self-worth and what I do.
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Tracy
Letting go
I learned that I can simply let go of situations that are wearing me down. I can tend to my own garden and provide myself with all I need. I can be happy by letting go.
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Betty
Letting go
I learned that letting go can be a challenge and can be scary but it can also be a relief.
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Sarah
Let go
I think I need to do some self reflecting. What am I carrying around that is weighing me down? True joy and fulfillment comes when we can identify these burdens and then let go of them for the betterment of our lives.
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Louis
Happy Little Monkey
Good picture if the wooden apples we hold on to as substitutes for the real thing.
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Nirettzy
Apples
I have a quite large apple that I never thought I would have to let go of. But now the choice has been made for me. And I have to drop it in order to heal.
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Stephanie
I miss my papa
I wish my dad didn’t have to go. I miss hearing his voice and seeing him smile. I’m scared I’m always gonna have a broken heart.
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Kelly
Day 3 / My Hunger for Love
It's the idea of love that I always hold on to & this perfect little life that I always imagine... I think sometimes I need to let go of these dreams and ideas of my future in order to focus on my reality; to make my present self as happy & fulfilled as could be with what I do have to give to the world!
流輝
So relaxing!
Awesome, how it only takes a few minutes to feel like I’ve been sleeping for a whole night ♥️
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Elizabeth
I too have learned life a happy little monkey that I have to learn to let go of things that can cause me harm worry fear things that can hurt my recovery
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Hannah
Happy monkey
I feel like I can relate to this story, about how the monkey carries the two apples and how it would be easier for him to let go but he simply can’t since he feels like he would let go of something big, something life changing, but in reality the life changing thing is to let go otherwise we would end up tired and unhappy.
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Rey
Such a great story
Letting go that thing that’s the most difficult and yet the most freeing
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Linda
Happy Monkey
I learned that it’s easy to miss the downside when we value things in our life. The story also made me think about the importance of re-evaluating things I’ve held onto for years. Marie Kondo advises letting go of those things that don’t bring you joy in her book “the life-changing magic of tidying up.” I’m anxious to see if I’ll be happy like the little monkey when I’ve taken her advice. Pretty sure I will be!
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Frank
Wooden apples
Holding onto something you deem valuable can get in the way of your happiness and not give you what you really need which is love.
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Liv 💕
Friends
I have been having this massive fall out with my friends recently because I’m not like them and I’m an outsider and it makes me feel like they are my red apples because saying goodbye to them forever would make me happy but makes me scared that I might be even more broken and it is that choice of not knowing what to do
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Paloma
It was very cooling and refreshing.
I learned that I can be happy if I just let go of old things.
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Relief
I learned that even if something feels valuable, their is a bigger picture behind it and it’s not worth keeping if it brings you down
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Mohammed
Moving on
I learned that not all what seem important are in reality important,for what seems like shinning gold could just the seductive appearance,sometimes it’s hard to ignore that but the hidden goal is to actually realize that letting go actually makes you soul feel lighter and as if you’re up in the clouds enjoying what seemed like only a few can taste.
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Zach
Happy monkey
I need to use apps and grindr less and find a way to let it become less used
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Debbie
Safety
PTSD has haunted me for most of my life. This exercise felt safe & freeing. It was like I was in a floating bubble in outer space and purity was tangible. lol, it’s kinda hard to put into words, obviously. But the experience was worth attempting to articulate!
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Elizabeth
Shiny things
I’ve learned that carrying around a shiny things like a happy little monkey carry the Apple and he got sick is not good I want to be like a happy little monkey was in the beginning happy carefree that’s my goal for me
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Tyler
Not so shiny
I couldn’t help thinking that the apples probably weren’t so shiny after he tried to eat them, and carried them around the jungle for days. The things we carry can be pretty ugly before we finally let go of them too, but it’s hard to forget they were once so bright and shiny.
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Charlie
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I learned that you have to say goodbye to some things/persons even if it‘s hard. But then you lose some of your struggles.
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Trish
Letting Go
I learned that sometimes holding on to what we believe to be valuable can do us more harm than good. It’s important to let go so you are open to receive the wonderful and new things and gifts in your life.
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Pj
Stress
I’ve stressed so much about my relationship with my girlfriend, I honestly got so fed up so I got on to meditate and stumbled on this story and it helped me realized some things, thank you for the story it was wonderful!
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Kara
062618
“Too valuable” is not an excuse. It’s ok to let go of cherished things.
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Shateca McGee
The Happy Monkey
I learned that we need happiness. In all our situations look to the content moments. We need to be glad we have things but remember not to lie or mask it for anyone else.
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Natalia
Let go!
I learned that I need to let go so many things in my life right now. As I listen to the story all I could think about was the things I need to let go!
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Lara
Learnings
I learned that even though somethings seem really important and necessary at the time, maybe after letting those things go we’ll have a happier life.
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Roberto
Entry 1
Sometimes you’ve got to let things go even if you may think you shouldn’t or can’t
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Matt
Letting go
For every “valuable” thing you let go, you gain some other value. We think that letting go of something we will lose it, When In fact we gain something else in the process. Happiness.
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Romina
More blessings to come
The most growth comes from letting go of self-labels and identities. You are WORTHY just as you are. Sometimes you need to let go of ideals or “set plans” you thought you would achieve, so that new, better blessings can come your way...
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Curtis
Let go
I learned that I need to let go of the unimportant shit and focus on the essentials of life.
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Tash
Happy monkey
This really helped me fall asleep and relax because it cleared my mind from everything
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Chad
I felt that I’m exactly like that monkey in a way
I learned that I need to let go of certain idealizations I have of myself from the person I used to be. Once I let go of those, there is something better waiting for me.
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Brennen
Integrity
I understand this lesson to be that we should focus on things that have integrity in our lives. The shiny wooden “apples” provided no sustenance (thus lacking integrity for the purpose of an apple (to provide sustenance). Don’t hold on to things that lack integrity.
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Amanda
Happy Monkey
This made me feel very relaxed and I felt so calm after 😌 I would def recommend this story
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Emma
Letting go
In this session I felt like taught me how to let go of things, even if I didn’t want to.
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Alicia
Letting go
I learned that everything is in change everyday. Where we once found our happiness, doesn’t has to be at the same place tomorrow (like: that once made me so happy, it should make me happy now too!). When you let go, it seems like you lose something, but instead you gain so much more - space for something new, for you, for growth.
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Leila
Happy monkey
I learned that I need to let go of the people who I love but bring me down to focus on what I want to do with myself.
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Liv 💕
Life
Even though I may not know it yet, I need to let go of some things in my life
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Ann
Day 2
I learned that I need to let go and not dwell on things so much. I seem to carry those apples around with me more than I realised.
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Linda
Happy Monkey
I couldn’t remember what this story was about, so I listened again. I think this is a good one to keep coming back to for review. Sometimes we’re able to free ourselves from one thing and later find we’ve been clinging to something different but equally unhealthy.
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iGentleBoy
It's funny
It's funny how easy it is for us humans to get distracted from the true purpose of life, getting busy with useless temporary things, feeling uncomfortable but still moving on without letting go...
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Jana
Happy monkey
I learned that sometimes you have to let go the things that matter if they hurt me, cause at the end they were not as important as I thought and didn’t let me grow.
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Alex
Beauty
Pursuing beauty alone is a fool’s errand. We should hold onto things that have real value in our lives.
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Walter J
Quitting...
Wow!! All I could see while she was telling the story & asking her questions was me at my job! Why can I not let it go and go do what my heart is telling me to? Scary as it is I may have to do exactly that. It has me sooo busy and I allow it to, at the detriment of my true passion ...?
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Aida
My feelings
I learned that there are some things in mind that I need to let go and accept it because it is for the best.
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Geraldine
Happy Monkey Story
I learned to let go of things if they become too heavy to carry.
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Joséphine
Worries about my future
I really need to start focusing more on my health and worry less about my career. I need to seize the day more
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Ruby
Memories
I learned that i need to let go of memories and live in the present because there are so many wonderful things and the past can drag me down.
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Stephanie
Letting go
Letting go might be hard and it might seem impossible. But at the end of the day it’ll be worth it.
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Grace
It kind of helped.
I enjoyed this story, it was relaxing and enjoyable. I can’t wait to hear more, thanks, Grace
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Doug
Let go
We often hold onto things that hurt us, especially negative views of ourselves. These things are hard to let go because they are part of our identity. I always tell myself that I am an anxious person, therefore I feel that way. But no, I am a confident person, and I will start to act that way
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Catalina
The happy little monkey
This was amazing I loved it , it didn’t help as much but it made my mind clearer
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Sophie
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Let go. Just because it looks good, doesn't mean it feels good.
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Liv
Happy monkey
Sometimes we get caught up with what everyone else is doing or wearing and we need to let go of that and find happiness through things we love. Find something that makes you happy and feel better.
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Lucinda
Forever
You can’t hold on to things forever, you need to let them go, you can remember them for a lifetime but don’t carry them with you letting yourself be bogged down.
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Caleigh
Happy Monkey
Don't let anything hold you back. Something may appear to be beautiful or seem to be more important than it is, but if it is holding you back.. it isn't worth it. Allow yourself to grow. Even if it means losing something you hold dear.
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Kimberly
Day 6
I really enjoyed listening to this story with its hidden meaning.
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Linda
Happy Monkey
This tale makes me smile whenever I listen to it. The lesson in this one, I think, is that the little monkey was smarter than many of us humans who hang on to things that not only don’t benefit us but often make life harder without ever thinking of letting go.
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Steve
The Happy Monkey
Really enjoyed this story. It reminded me of the need to let go in life of those things that we unwisely cling to when they are dragging us down. Helps me refocus on what really matters in my life’s journey.
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Jen
Time to let go!
What a nice reminder for me to let go of what's weighing me down and to feel comfortable with freeing myself to focus on what's important and makes me happy.
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Jessamine
Apples
'even our worries can become sacred' so true, even though they cause me pain I know that there are things that I am holding on to out of fear
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Dominique
Happy Monkey
This is just what I needed to hear as I will be starting a new job journey! Sometimes it’s okay to let go and this may be something greater.
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Diana
I Am That Monkey!
I learned that I AM that monkey! 🙂 I tend to carry around all sorts of "apples" that do me no good, and some that are even harmful to me...depression, resentments, etc. And all I have to do is let go of them. This is my first day with Aura and I'm feeling good about how this app is going to help me open my eyes and take action!
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Cyndy
I felt stressed at first
I learned that we need to be mindful of the things we hold on to Compulsively that may be stressing us out. It is important to let go to receive better things. Be like the happy monkey. 🐒💕
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Tiffany
Money
In my divorce I tried to hold on tight to my retirement savings. It was not in the cards for me to keep it. I learned first hand that money does not lead to happiness for me. I am working on letting go of the resentment I hold for my ex.
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Sergei
Letting go of things that burden us
We can hold on to stuff because we are not sure if we can find something better but it is good to be aware of when what we are holding on to is becoming unhealthy (frisbee and eating healthy becoming an obsession)
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Anna
Fighting to hold onto nothing
When we try to hold onto worthless mindsets, ideals, stresses, and anxieties. We lose the ability to keep going ( or eating for the monkey) we focus on the things that won’t get us anywhere when we could be trying to improve ourselves with fresh juicy fruit( or good mindsets, ideals, and influence for us). I really enjoy this analogy.
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Tom
Happy Monkey
Attachment is sometimes a detriment to wellbeing. Growing attached to things that don’t hold true value to your life can and will hamper you and lead you to prioritize them over what really matters
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Dee
Let Go
I learned that sometimes we can hold on to things in our lives that don't nourish us. They neither feed our spirit or our soul. When we let go...joy & peace returns...and the weight is lifted.
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Victoria
let go of bad relationships and friendships
So many times I have carried relationships or friendships that are pretty much like those wooden apples. They look good but not the real thing and they keep weighing me down and kept me unhappy, but once I let go, I realized how lighter I was and how much of true happiness I was missing out on. Sometimes it's hard and painful but we will be happier if we just let go of the things holding us back.
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Susan
Happy Monkey
Thank you for that wonderful reminding that material things are often so unfulfilling. I am so often holding on to the sacred apples in my life. It is time to let go
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Ema
Let go of the past 🍎
Sometimes we have to let go of things that no longer serve us or that aren’t good for us.We can’t reach for the stars if don’t move from the ground.If we want to be happy, we must accept that sometimes we must make some changes and choices and have faith that everything will turn out to be okay.☺️🍎
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Ashley
This Made Me Realize
This cute little story made me realize what the image of myself I was holding onto was just my ‘wooden apples’. Now I must let go.
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Laura
Happy Monkey
The story if the monkey was really good. We hold on to too many things that aren’t actually worth it. Look for what actually fills us and makes us happy.
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Natasha
Happy Monkey 10/17
How to let go and appreciate what you have at the same time 🤔
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Charlene
Deja Vu
I felt like I'd heard this story before. I'm not sure if I actually have, but it was an odd experience.
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Attila
Wow. This story really shows how dumb we can be. Felt like an awakening moment in itself. Listen too
Really good. I don’t want to say more, for fear of spoiling the story for others.
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Cindy
Spaces
Needed to hear this today. I need to make space for new, more fulfilling things and adventures in my life.
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Christine
thoughts
I learned that letting go is ok. dont need to hold myself to impossible standards
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casey
forward
Some things cloud our judgment. We think that these people, ideas, feelings are what we want.. Yet, these things are what are holding us back. We have to learn to let go to move forward.
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Cam
Day 11
The things I hold unto, unconsciously can make me weary and weak. The thought to strive to be better in EVERY area of my life is my motivation and my curse. I am ambitious. So much so and so critically it sets me backwards. Hearing this let me realize I’m happiest when I accept I WILL improve, however I can’t forget the other simple things right in front of me
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jess♥️
Letting go
Letting go to valuable things may seem hard and difficult at times, but we need to let go in order to keep our lives moving in happiness
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Alex
To let go
I learned that sometimes in life we have to let go on things.
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Kittyy
People are Lessons
Sometimes we even need to let people walk in and out in our lives. They’re just there to teach u a lesson, ur soul leads and knows your location, follow it🌊💞
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Camilla
Happy Monkey
Always enjoy and look at your big and pretty surroundings, like a big tree, but don't forget to also enjoy and look at your tiny surroundings like bugs.
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Corey
How?
This weekend marks 5 years since my dad died. He wasted away from cancer and all I could do was watch. How then am I supposed to be this “happy monkey”?!?
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Jessica
To let go
I learned that you can't hold on to everything. sometimes you have to let things go to get it better in life
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David
Happy Monkey
I learned that it is ok to “want”. Know what you want and once you have it, analyze if this is something you still want. I think All in moderation is good. And too much of something, even if it’s something good, may not be correct... like over watering a plant. I really enjoyed this story, thankful for it.
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Sondra
Happy Monkey
Timely reminder to let go of my own shiny wooden apples. Ready and committed to letting go.
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Allison
Good
even if it hurts a little you're gonna be fine after you let go that wooden apple darling.
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Janie
forgiveness
i feel that people havent forgiven me for hurting them in ways that wasn't only in my control. and I dont think I have forgiven myself for certain choices I've made, and also I haven't forgiven someone for hurting me.
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Abdiel
I learn
The choice to take out the load of my past from my back, only I can do it if I want keep goin!
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Kayla
Happy monkey
It’s important to remember that the value of yourself is more important than the value of your possessions
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Christian
I felt challenged, i noticed that i too hold on to material items and past experiences with pride.
I learned that my own well being is what must always come first
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Angel
Letting of what we value most
I learned that we sometimes value things that we cannot let go of . But until we are so weary and tired of it . Because of the burden it is bringing heavily upon us . We let go of it and find relief and and happiness .
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Amber
relaxed
it was relatable in a sense of not wanting to let go of something of "value" that drags me down and the picture of the cute monkey made me smile.
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tatu
let go
Sometimes we think to much about things and we just make them part of us, but sometimes we need to let go go and stop carrying that extra weight.
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Nick
Love it
I need to no be so materialistic and Focus on what is REALLY important not what car I have or how good the food looks I need it focus on how it tastes
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Natalie
loved it
i learned that even though in that moment something may feel amazing and like your whole world, it’s not and there is a better reality out there
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Dave
Importance
It teaches that sometimes, there are things that you think are a part of you but its not, so you should let go of those and focus more on the important ones.
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Cherish
Possessions
Sometimes we hold on to possessions because we have they have a hold on us. Perhaps it is something a loved one gave to you a long time ago or just thoughts of something that happened a long time ago. Either way, if it doesn’t suit you in the present moment, let it go. Your soul will thank you for it. ❤️🙏🏻
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Justinne
think
this gave me something to think about. what are the things i should be letting go? what are the things i should hold on to? what are the important things? what do i want versus what do i need?
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Anders
Relaxing
The storyteller has such an amazing voice that makes the stort better
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Terry
Happy Monkey
I need to reevaluate what apples I'm carrying. I can think of a few things off the top of my head but more reflection is needed.
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Terry
Happy Monkey
I need to reevaluate what apples I'm carrying. I can think of a few things off the top of my head but more reflection is needed.
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Mateo
Happy Monkey
I have a lot of problems being focused on what is important. Sometimes I just let time pass through, and all my objectives just fall apart during my day. I don't know what to do to make me a different person and really have a mental change and focus on my really daily objectives.
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Susan
Happy Monkey
Just let go... Why do I hold on to things? Why am I afraid to let go? Time to be happy again.
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Angela
I love this. It’s resonates so deep within. Short, but with so much to make note of
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”- Albert Einstein Still learning how to fully grasp and implement this wisdom. Food for thought & a story I will continue to visit along the way 🙉🍌💖
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Hazel
happy monkey
So many of us carrying around loads on our back of things we think of as valuable, but when it comes to down to it, most of those things only drag us down. Reflecting is such an important task we should do; it really helps you narrow down what is needed, and what is clutter. Like this, you live a simpler, more content life.
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Sat
Letting go of worry
I learned that it’s important to let go of those things that cause you unhappiness jobs, people, and thing. All Iof which can be released to enjoy the simple things of life
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Linda
I have held onto way too many wooden apples for way too many years. Thank you ☺️.
Wooden apples can spoil your appetite for happiness and joy.
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james
Its certainly an apt parable. Nothing that we dont intuitively know.
if you dont take the time to think about what and why we hold on to things.
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Giszel
“ productivity “
It’s the tiring sometimes and you have to let go of the unnecessary things in our life’s .
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Jenny
Happy Monkey
Good reminder to let go of all things that do not serve my higher self and purpose. A simple story to simplify my life.
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Bishop
Real value
Holding on to things to impress men that are not of God will lead one to an unfulfilled life.
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Laura
Happy monkey
Loved this story. I place too much importance to the idea of being a hard working person that I actually do work too hard and therefore am always tired. I can work hard but also leave some time for me to enjoy and relax.
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Sandy
Letting go of possessions that keep me too busy
Today I will work toward simplicity.... I’ll find out from alex where to donate and empty the living room at 637
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Alelí
I learned about letting some things go
We hold memories and/or perceptions of ourselves as valuable, when in fact, if we keep perpetuating them, they may affect us, more that it would contribute. Be mindful with what you hold in the moment and evaluate if it’s worth holding it for, today and for you.
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Ramona
Let go
I learn to lets things goes before they weighed on you . It’s like a anchor weight you down. When you let go you feel light , you can see and feel life in a peaceful and beautiful way
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Melanie
Ownership
Sometimes things own us (when we let them), instead of us owning things. We think we own everything we have and don’t realize that in some cases, it’s like some of those things actually own us. So you have to flip it to the correct ownership then you can deal with letting things go.
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Madison
Letting go
The importance of letting things go that do not serve me. How important it is to prioritize things that actually matter to me.
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Kim
Letting Go
Sometimes what you want and think is best , is all wrong. Just because it looked good, doesn't mean it is.€¥£¢€
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Nicole
I notice that I had a hard time focusing on the story.
I need to practice recentering my mind . It drifts and I need to pull it back to the moment.
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Ilena
I need work
The story relaxed me. The music I had a hard time focusing and listening to. I need to focus better and think less
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Silvia
I was left wondering how to get rid of those prized apples that I know aren’t serving me.
I learned that there are many things I hold on to that I shouldn’t be keeping.
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Pamela
HappyMonkey
I didn’t relate to the story very well but it made me stop and listen and look at the trees moving in the wind outside my window
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Liza-marie
How?
I know I sould let things go that is making me unhappy,I love the storie and I could relate to it. Only question is how I don’t know how to get there
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Constance
I learned...Happy Monkey
I felt like I knew where the story was going to go so i wasn't as mindful to what I was hearing and supposed to take away
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Ildiko
Monkey
Nice story, good message but not what I need to chase away the anxiety
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Vanessa
Letting Go
Sometimes we need the reminder to let go so we can focus on what we really need. It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s shiny and new or entertaining. We sometimes sacrifice the most valuable parts of our lives and realize too late that our focus was off. An important lesson in today’s world.
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Abigail
I am just new to this.
Should I feel or learn anything by this point? I am just enjoying how the narrator narrates the story.
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Rhae
Happy monkey
I learnt that i have to let go of somethings To keep going on with life thou you want it so bad
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Theresa
Happy Monkey
In order to have a relaxed and good life I need to let go of certain things that hold me back
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Christina
Happy Monkey
I learned you have to be able to “let go of” in order to achieve your joy.
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Lavanya
Happy monkey
I learned that sometimes you have to left somethings in order to achieve something.
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Aron
Little monkey
I learned that sometimes it’s ok to let go of things if they aren’t of use to you anymore.
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Aliya
Happy Monkey
I learned that holding onto certain things can be holding me back from moving forward and bettering myself or situation.
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Dianne Espinosa
Happy monkey
I learned that sometimes you need to let go valuable things to hold another hope.❤️
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Dianne Espinosa
Happy monkey
I learned that sometimes you need to let go valuable things to hold another hope.❤️
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Dianne Espinosa
Happy monkey
I learned that sometimes you need to let go valuable things to hold another hope.❤️
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Ari
Happy monkey
that important things need to be loved along with yourself and never stop Caring for the thing u love most
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Hadley
Happy monkey 🐒
This is my favorite stories I saved it in my liked albums. I saved it because it has such a great moral of the story in it. On stressful days I listen to it and remember I need to let go of what ever I am holding on to. Most of the time when I am holding on to something and not letting it like the monkey with his apples is stress or a grudge. Thank you aura for this!!!! Whoever made this story is a genius!!!!🤩