“There once was a scholar of Chinese thought who came to visit a village which was suffering from a most unusual prolonged drought. All the people were very worried, since everything had been done to end it. Every kind of prayer, charm and magic had been used, but all to no avail. So the elders of the village told the old scholar that the only thing left was to send for the rainmaker.
The old scholar was very interested in this idea, since he had never seen a rainmaker before. The rainmaker arrived in a covered car. He was a small and wizened old man. He stepped out of the car and smelled the air in disgust. He then asked for a house on the outskirts of the village.
He insisted that no one should disturb him and that his food should be placed outside his door. No one heard or saw him for three days, when everyone was awakened by a heavy downpour of rain. It was even at times snowing, which was unusual for that time of year. The old scholar was deeply impressed and went to see him.
The scholar asked, “So you can make rain?” The rainmaker scoffed at the idea and said “ofcourse I can’t.” The scholar replied, “but there was the most persistent drought until you came, and within a few days it rains?” “Oh,” replied the rainmaker, “that was something quite different. You see, I came from a region where everything was in order. It rains when it should and is dry when that is needed, and the people are also in order and Harmony withthemselves.
But that was not the case with the people here. They were all out of Harmony with themselves. I was at once ill when I arrived, so I had to be totally alone until I was once more in Harmony with myself and then of course quite naturally it rained!”
The essence of this little story is that when you are in Harmony with yourself the whole world begins to orchestrate with you. The Lazy Man’s Guide to Relaxation is about finding this Harmony within yourself. You see, this is one of the great secrets of life, learning howto be in Harmony with yourself, and thus with the world.
To do this — to be in Harmony — to be yourself— you must first know how to relax. If you are truly relaxed everything begins to change. There is no need for deep penetrating thought — only the Bliss of Relaxation.
In this little book written by a man with a vast knowledge encompassing various fields, the reader is treated to a nurturing and penetrating method of deep relaxation accomplished with simplicity and ease.
- Be Yourself
- Tensions Waste Energy
- An Example of Relaxation
- Creative Results of Relaxation
- Visualization in Relaxation
- The Lazy Man’s Guide
- For Those Who Are Really Lazy
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