In its natural habitat the mighty elephant can easily uproot huge trees or knock over buildings. However, a baby elephant in captivity is tied to a tree with a strong chain every night. The baby elephant wants to roam and therefore struggles instinctively with all its might to be free. After a long period of struggle and failure, the baby elephant no longer tries to break free.
When this elephant is fully grown, it can be tied with a small rope to a stake. This 10,000 pound creature could easily break free. But, its mind has been conditioned to believe in its captivity and does not even attempt to break the rope.
The powerfully gigantic elephant has limited its present abilities by the limitations of the past. Human beings are sometimes exactly the same like the elephant except for one thing, we can CHOOSE not to accept the false boundaries and limitations created by the past.
“Don’t let you past dictate who you are, but let it be a part of who you become.” -Anonymous.
“You are what you think.” – Lord Buddha
I Can, You Can, and Everyone Can.
Yes we can!