This folk story was told by my teacher during Standard 1..& i had read it in one Devotional Booklet"Our Daily Bread" once & recently i read the same story again at one of Major newspaper.
Story that says in Africa (and India) also in Malaysia , the villager use a technique to catch monkeys. They hollow out one end of a coconut and they put banana in there . The monkey puts his hand in the coconut and when he makes a fist to grab the banana, he's trapped. The villager will pull a string attached to the other end of the coconut and capture the monkey.
Nothing is keeping that monkey captive except the force of its own attachment. All it has to do to escape is let go of the banana. But so strong is the force of greed that it is a rare monkey which can let go.
We may laugh at the monkey for its stupidity but every day we see similar foolishness displayed by many of us who struggle with letting go.
Many of us are traumatically bonded and cling on to bad relationships even though we know better. Or we can’t let go of a bad habit.
While greed for food holds the monkey back, what holds us back? Is it our ego, power, pride or greed?
Nelson Mandela quit as president of South Africa after his first term a legend. Some politician/leader can’t let go of their position and stay in the job way past their expiry date, causing the country to be ruined in the process.
But this Pak Uban even cannot let go ..Sarawak
after almost 30 years...So sad..
MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik on his resignation speech;Ling led the MCA for 17 years.
“I am not going to change my mind. [My supporters and I] have discussed that the reason for my resignation is to pave the way for the younger generation of leaders to take my place.”
His deputy Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek, who also resigned with Ling.
“Thank god, at last I can retire. I am leaving the party post willingly and without any hesitation. I have served the party for almost 30 years. It’s time to leave.
“Unlike government servants who will automatically retire when they come to an age, politicians must learn how to sacrifice when the time comes. All party members must learn this culture.”
In 2002 a tearful speech Mahathir announced
his resignation to a surprised UMNO General Assembly.LET ME GO...
In life, there are many things that we have to learn to let go. We have to let go of situations, things, memories, attachment to people and even ourselves. It can be very painful when it’s time to let go.
TITANIC :I'LL NEVER LET GO JACK..I PROMISE...Letting go is similar to crossing monkey bars. we have to let go at some point in order to move forward. Letting go can be one of the scariest experiences in our life but only by boldly taking a leap of faith into the unknown can you truly be the person we were meant to be.
"Old friends pass away,new friends appear.It just like the days.And old day passes,
a new day arrives.The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend or a meaningful day"
SO,LET's IT GO..............................................