Chased by a Tiger

I’ve been so busy with the planning of my year, some great new programs and projects I’m working on and of course the update and launch of my gorgeous newly branded website – (take a look and tell me what you think, leave a comment below!!!).

So when I found this story, it really resonated for me in my rush and busy-ness.  I’m not sure of its source other than it has been described as a Zen Story.  Enjoy!

Man Chased By Tiger

A man is running as hard as he can through the jungle – he’s being chased by a huge, hungry, tiger. Suddenly he dashes right over the edge of a great ravine.  He’s running so fast, he can’t stop, and only just manages to grab hold of the root of a tree that’s growing right on the edge of the drop, as he sails out into space.

So there he is, hanging over a great drop, with sharp rocks and a tumultuous river below him. The tiger looks over the edge, above him, licking its lips and slavering.

As he is hanging there, a bee flies out of a small hole in the bank in front of him, and buzzes around his ear. He hears bird’s song, and notices in front of him a tiny strawberry plant, growing in a crevice in the rock face. With his free hand, he reaches up and plucks one of the strawberries, and eats it. It is the sweetest thing he has ever tasted.

It’s strawberry season here, so I don’t know about you, but I’m off to eat some strawberries!  Have a wonderful week.

Best wishes and best stories


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11 comments on “Chased by a Tiger

    • oh yes, we're so busy running towards the inevitable, we forget to taste the strawberries along the way! 2013 will continue my journey in noticing the buzz of the bees and tasting the scrumptious strawberries!!!

  1. Thank’s

    In old zen times. The monk used to add at the end of the story that the strewberries were poisonned. :))

  2. Loved the end 🙂
    It is a great reminder that even things go wrong there is sweet little thing on the way… or maybe at the end!

  3. Just wish to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is just nice
    and i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

    • thanks for your comment – happy you’re on board and enjoying the stories! best wishes, Lisa

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