The world is a big mirror

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A long time ago there was a great Shah. He ordered to build a beautiful palace which had many wonderful things in it. Among other curiosities in the palace, there was a hall, where all the walls, the ceiling, the door and even the floor were made of mirror.

The mirrors were so clear and smooth that visitors didn’t understand at once that there was a mirror in front of them – so accurately the mirrors would reflect the objects. Moreover, the walls of this hall were made in a way that they created an extraordinarily increased echo.

Once, a dog ran into the hall and froze in surprise in the middle of the hall, a whole pack of dogs surrounded it from all sides, from above and below. Just in case, the dog bared his teeth- and all the reflections responded to it in the same way. Frightened, the dog frantically barked – the echo imitated the bark and increased it many times. The dog barked even harder – and the echo was keeping up. The dog tossed from one side to another, biting the air- his reflections also tossed around snapping their teeth.

In the morning, the guards found the miserable dog, lifeless and surrounded by a million reflections of lifeless dogs. There was nobody, who would make any harm to the dog. The dog died by fighting with his own reflections.

The world doesn’t bring good or evil on its own. Everything that is happening around us is the reflection of our own thoughts, feelings, wishes, and actions. The world is a big mirror.

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16 thoughts on “The world is a big mirror

  1. This is a great parable! What a lesson there is for us in this! We have many inner demons and that is what they are, we have to let them be or else they will terrify us if we become paranoid by letting our imaginations get carried away.

  2. A great parable, Bridget. I agree with the conclusion entirely. We create our world and our experience of it. That grants us the huge responsibility to change it. which we have the power to do. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

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