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The Wishing Tree


Today, I’d like for you to consider the parable of The Wishing Tree.


As a poor man walks through the woods, he reflects on his many troubles. He stops to rest against a tree, a magical tree that would instantly grant the wishes of anyone who came in contact with it.

He realizes he’s thirsty and wishes for a drink. Instantly a cup of cool water is in his hand. Shocked, he looks at the water, decides it is safe, and drinks it.

He then realizes he is hungry and wishes he had something to eat. A meal appears before him. "My wishes are being granted," he thinks in disbelief. "Well, then, I wish for a beautiful home of my own," he says out loud. The home appears in the meadow before him.


A huge smile crosses his face as he wishes for servants to take care of the house. When they appear, he realizes he has somehow been blessed with an incredible power, and he wishes for a beautiful, loving, intelligent woman to share his good fortune.


"Wait a minute, this is ridiculous," says the man to the woman. "I'm not this lucky. This can't happen to me." As he speaks, everything disappears. He shakes his head and says, "I knew it," then walks away, thinking about his many troubles.


Now tell your Self the truth…


Are you so used to things not going your way that you believe your circumstances will never change? If so, when good things do happen, you may be so conditioned by your pessimistic filter that you won’t even see or embrace them.


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Tina Lifford plays Aunt Vi on the critically acclaimed television show, Queen Sugar. The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey Into Inner Fitness is her first book; released by Harper Collins, November 2019, and is full of the kind of internal “actions” that will transform your thinking and your life. Don't miss the latest news from Tina Lifford and The Inner Fitness Project. Sign up our monthly newsletter here.


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