The Banana and the Monkey

… it only takes a coconut and a banana …

  – A story about holding on, or not …

” … they say that in India there is a particularly clever way of catching monkeys. As the story goes, hunters will cut a hole in a coconut that is just big enough for a monkey to put its hand through. Then they will drill two smaller holes in the other end, pass a wire through, and secure the coconut to the base of a tree.

Then they put a banana inside the coconut and hide. The monkey comes down, puts his hand in and takes hold of the banana. The hole is crafted so that the open hand can go in, but the fist cannot get out. All the monkey has to do to be free is to let go of the banana.

But it seems most monkeys don´t let go … ”

— From : Jon Kabat-Zinn : ” Full Catastrophe Living”

A story about holding on, or not …

To be able to be persistent
– and also to be able to let go …

– or, to be able to make the best choice, at the right time

– and, to consider, in which of many ways you make the best choice yourself ?

– deciding to hold on, or letting go … ?

– … whether this might be habits, needs, memories, beliefs/values, strategies
– or – people, goals, dreams, activities and things …

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