Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
  AHYMSIN Newsletter, Issue - Dec 2012  

Would You Rather Be or Do This or That

by Veena

Shortly before 9:00 pm on the night of the full moon meditation, Kai had me asking him questions….whatever I could think of and for a long time.

It was a game of “would you rather be or do this or that.”

After going through all possible “would like to be a tree trimmer or a taxi driver,” “an ear doctor or a professor,” type questions, I was out of ideas of what to ask him and yet he asked for more.

My mind went blank and what came was,
“Would you rather be a grape or a banana?”
Kai replies, “A grape of course.”
I asked him why he preferred to be a grape.
He replied sweetly and matter of factly,
“Because then you have all your friends really close to you.”
I said, bananas come in bunches.
“Yes, but there are not so many so close together.”

I ask, “What would you rather be, the acorn or the oak?”
“The oak,” Kai replies.
“Why would you rather be an oak?”
“To be the source that keeps supplying the acorns for all those who need it.”
And then he fell fast asleep.

I bow to the mighty oak.