Releaser 99, your question , sparked a remembrance and so I thought , why not add a little humour to our often serious delving , I hope you all enjoy this little memento from the past ..............
Once upon a time there was a village. All of the people in the village got along very well. There was kindness, love, compassion, and justice. Every person in the village owned a special bag. It was given to them by their parents at the age of 3. Inside this bag were hundreds of warm fuzzies. Warm fuzzies were soft, cuddly, cottony little puffs. When you gave someone a warm fuzzy, they felt warm and fuzzy inside. People in the village gave each other warm fuzzies anytime they wanted to let someone know they were loved. When someone received a warm fuzzy, they put it in their bag.
One day, an evil sorceress came to town. She saw that everyone was giving out these warm fuzzies from their bags and she didn’t like it. She went up to one villager and said, “Why do you keep giving away your warm fuzzies? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to run out? Here, take this bag of cold pricklies and give these to the people in your village instead, and keep all your warm fuzzies for yourself.” The villager took the bag because he believed the sorceress’ tale. The next time he ran into a friend, he handed him one of the cold pricklies from his new bag. A cold prickly made someone feel cold and prickly inside, like they were swallowing a pin cushion. Soon all the villagers went to the sorceress and asked for their own bag of cold pricklies since they didn’t want to be the only people handing out warm fuzzies if everyone else was going to hand out cold pricklies. Once you had a cold prickly, you wanted to give it away to someone else as fast as possible.
The sorceress was pleased. Her plan was working perfectly. Now the village was in a state of fear and panic. Everyone started avoiding everyone else so they wouldn’t be given a cold prickly. People hoarded their small supply of warm fuzzies and didn’t give them out to anyone anymore. But no one was happy anymore either.
One day a prince arrived in town and almost immediately someone handed him a cold prickly from their bag. The prince, recognizing the cold prickly, refused to take it. The villager was surprised and tried again. The prince handed the person a warm fuzzy from his bag. The villager was surprised, and a little ashamed that he had tried to give this warm prince a cold prickly and instead received a warm fuzzy.
The prince addressed the crowd and said, “Why do you give each other cold pricklies?” One villager said, “Why should we give away all of our warm fuzzies? Shouldn’t we keep them for ourselves?” Other villagers agreed. But the prince said, “Every time you give away a warm fuzzy a new one is created in your own bag. Don’t you see? The more you give away, the more you will have.”
To demonstrate, the prince had everyone put down their bag of cold pricklies and retrieve their bag of warm fuzzies from their homes. He asked everyone to take out a warm fuzzy from their bag and hand it to a neighbor. This they did, but warily. Then the prince told them to notice that they all still had the same amount of warm fuzzies in their bags as before. People started giving away more warm fuzzies and noticed their bag was never empty. There were indeed enough warm fuzzies for everyone.
The sorceress was very upset and tried to interrupt the prince and get everyone to give out cold pricklies again. But the villagers didn’t want to listen anymore. They threw all their bags of cold pricklies into a wagon, set the sorceress inside it, and sent her out of town.
The villagers realized they’d learned a valuable lesson.
When you give someone a warm fuzzy, they in turn will give it to someone else. Eventually, it will come back around to you.
What do you carry in your bag?
Forgive me Wade , here to correct the imbalance 2 versions of Cold Prickly
No it is more a motivational thing but not necessarily spiritual. A football coach gets his players fired up to play but he may not be very spiritual. An Army general gets his battalion all fired up to go do battle but is not spiritual. Enthusiasm is controlling to many people, if you make them feel good you can get them to do what you want. Send in your donations, go to war, buy our product now, invest in your future with our company, etc....
I can't think of anyone more charismatic than Danny K was, I think he was hyper-active, today we would say ADHD. A more recent example would be Robbin Williams.
I think they have a great love for what they do. This can be spiritual driven or ego driven or even conquest driven.
I used to think that was the case, until recently.
I would say that Eckhart Tolle is regarded as being quite a spiritual chap. He was i believe voted the most spiritually influential person in the world recently. Not that that proves anything, BUT it does seem he IS regarded as being a spiritual heavyweight.
I like the guy, he makes sense . But hell.....hes not what i would call charismatic. Hes not a Mike Dooley or a Rev Ike is he?
But he does command a large audience and his ideas are well received.
So my answers no.
answered 24 Jan '13, 11:22
Some people are one or the other or both. From my experience most people I would define as charismatic are generally in a good feeling place and give out good vibes, so they are more in alignment with their Higher Self. Maybe that is the link?
But you don't have to know about spirituality to feel good. :)
answered 24 Jan '13, 12:00
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