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Merchant & the Parrot

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Dea Rivera
Tales in Mind
A tale inspired by the 13th century Persian poet and philosopher, Rumi. This wise and worldly story may invoke modern day philosophical questions about love, possession & freedom.
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Matthew
Only one thing sprang to mind for me!
This song from my all-time favorite artist! https://youtu.be/LSGl3d4KOMk
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Sam
Interesting
I’m going to have to let this one marinade for a bit. So many take aways. Wonderful imagery.
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Kayla
Merchant and the parrot
There are so many important lessons from this story. The biggest take away for me was we have to listen to those around us, and understand that our needs/wants don’t always benefit others, by being selfish we are possibly hurting those closest to our hearts.
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Cherish
Understanding
Sometimes we think we know what is best for those around us. But, if we truly listen to those around us, it may not be the best for them. We have to have compassion for others and look at the situation through their eyes to truly understand.
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Colbie grace
It’s good nd I love it so much
You should always listen to these parrot and she heard that a parrot fell to the ground and that is sad
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Becky
Tales of a Merchant
What an excellent story for me and my little guy this morning. My little guy doesn’t know what a parrot 🦜 is but I most definitely do!
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Marcus
Listen to those around you.
Giving physical things and riches don’t necessarily bring happiness. Truly listening with and open, unselfish heart will reward those around you.