" When women nurture their own wellbeing, they create a beautiful ripple effect...positively affecting everyone else in their life." - Rhiannon Colarossi

Being stuck in your head means not being able to release blame, shame, guilt, and hurt - and allowing it to overshadow the wonderful things you have in your life. 

We dwell on mistakes we've made and forget that they're feedback for us to learn from.  Learning and releasing allows us to never need that feedback again freeing us to open our heart space.

Every thought and action we think and do has a ripple effect.  It effects not only our life, but the lives of those around us.  Today I'd like to share a parable with you.  It's called "The Ripple Effect" and the author is unknown.  It certainly gave me clarity years ago when I read it, and I often think of it on my journey.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Author Unknown

The Master was walking through the fields one day when a young man, a troubled look upon his face, approached him.

“On such a beautiful day, it must be difficult to stay so serious,” the Master said

“Is it? I hadn’t noticed,” the young man said, turning to look around and notice his surroundings. His eyes scanned the landscape, but nothing seemed to register; his mind elsewhere. Watching intently, the Master continued to walk.

“Join me if you like.” The Master walked to the edge of a still pond, framed by sycamore trees, their leaves golden orange and about to fall.

“Please sit down,” the Master invited, patting the ground next to him. Looking carefully before sitting, the young man brushed the ground to clear a space for himself.

“Now, find a small stone, please,” the Master instructed.


“A stone. Please find a small stone and throw it in the pond.”

Searching around him, the young man grabbed a pebble and threw it as far as he could.

“Tell me what you see,” the Master instructed.

Straining his eyes to not miss a single detail, the man looked at the water’s surface.

“I see ripples.”

“Where did the ripples come from?”

“From the pebble I threw in the pond, Master.”

“Please reach your hand into the water and stop the ripples,” the Master asked.

Not understanding, the young man stuck his hand in the water as a ripple neared, only to cause more ripples. The young man was now completely baffled. Where was this going? Had he made a mistake in seeking out the Master? After all he was not a student, perhaps he could not be helped? Puzzled, the young man waited.

“Were you able to stop the ripples with your hands?” the Master asked.

“No, of course not.”

“Could you have stopped the ripples, then?”

“No, Master. I told you I only caused more ripples.”

“What if you had stopped the pebble from entering the water to begin with?” The Master smiled such a beautiful smile; the young man could not be upset.

“Next time you are unhappy with your life, catch the stone before it hits the water. Do not spend time trying to undo what you have done. Rather, change what you are going to do before you do it.” The Master looked kindly upon the young man...

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