Welcome to the archived web site of
Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
 
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated
While Dr. Friedman is no longer with us, there are still many helpful resources on his site. Articles and resource links have been relocated to the top. His family hopes you might find them helpful. But since this site is no longer being updated, some links may no longer work.

 


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From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

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Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field

A Mule Called Hiney

Author Unknown


An old farmer and his grandson owned a mule called Hiney. Things weren't going very well on the farm and the bills were mounting. They decided it would be best to take Hiney to the city to be sold.

The old farmer and his grandson started to walk Hiney down the road. A woman saw them and shouted, "You foolish people! Why are you walking when you have a mule you could ride?" They decided she had a point and climbed on the mule.

Down the road a way another woman called to them, "What fools you are! With both of you riding that mule, he will become exhausted and drop dead!" So the old man climbed off.

A little farther down the road a farmer shouted, "You foolish lad, making your old grandfather walk while you ride! Aren't you ashamed?" The boy climbed off and urged the grandfather to get back on.

A short time later an old woman called out, "You foolish man! That poor mule looks as if he is going to drop dead. Get off and carry him a while!"

Thinking that she had a point, the grandfather dismounted, hoised the mule onto his back and headed toward the city. When he came to a bridge he lost his footing and dropped the mule into the river. Of course, the poor animal drowned.

The moral of this story is this: If you try to please everyone, you will lose your Hiney.


George Demont Otis     Where the Water

 
© Copyright 2013 by Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D.
 
 


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