Sent to me today by a friend…and I have to say life does feel like this sometimes…but the good news the, God news is that we have the
the ability to change our thoughts and our feelings thereby changing our reality….even if it seems strange to the rest of the monkeys in the room.
The Story of the 8 Monkeys (this is reportedly based on an actual experiment conducted in the UK):
Put eight monkeys in a room. In the middle of the room is a ladder, leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling.
Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the monkeys are sprayed with ice water, which makes them miserable. Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb the ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon him and beat him up.
Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the ladder.
One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put in the room. Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of the other monkeys are doing the obvious. But undaunted, he immediately begins to climb the ladder.
All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him silly. He has no idea why. However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder.
A second original monkey is removed and replaced. The newcomer again attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other monkeys hammer the crap out of him.
This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that he’s not on the receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all the other monkeys are doing it. However, he has no idea why he’s attacking the new monkey.
One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced. Eight new monkeys are now in the room. None of them have ever been sprayed by ice water.
None of them attempt to climb the ladder. All of them will enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who tries, without having any idea why.
“Sometimes, this feels like life. People just accept the status quo as truth because others are seemingly doing the same, without knowing why they do that. They are not quite sure whether what they have been doing all along can be improved or changed. They may even say it‘s the policy or a matter of public opinion. At times, it feels it’s just the standard practices that have been passed down from one generation to the next. Nothing else. Then if someone ask questions that are too far out of the comfort zone, they are ridiculed and scorned. All they did was ask a simple question that the others did not wish to think about. Just like the new monkey, who has no any idea why.” ~~My Friend Steven
What this story confirms for me is that we all have a choice to go with the status quo, to follow and be led, or to step out of false images of ourselves, of our reality and become determined to be the awesome powerful creators we are here to be. We create our reality by expanding our own thoughts or we can continue to belief someone else’s and have no idea why. Hmmmm I think I’ll expand.
My quote before the close of every show Monday and Friday nights:
“Remember who you are. Remember that you are Source Energy in a physical body. Remember that you can be, do and have anything you desire. You are magnificent. Remember it is not being extraordinary that makes you unique, it is your uniqueness that makes you extraordinary.”