The Four Philanthropists 11/24

I heard this parable shared by Wayne Dyer and I absolutely can relate to it in so many areas of my own life.

He states that in a small village lived 4 philanthropists. The conquerors had come through and had taken many of the men who were warriors and had placed them in a prisoner of war camp right in the village.

The first philanthropist who had great wealth stepped forward and offered of his earnings to the people who ran the prison if they would provide clean drinking water for the prisoners.

This was granted and he walked away satisfied.

The second philanthropist noticed that the prisoners were sleeping on rocks and were cold at night. So he offered his earnings to provide bedding and blankets for the prisoners so they would be comfortable when they slept.

This was granted and he too walked away satisfied.

The third philanthropist owned a farm and he wanted to give the prisoners healthy fresh food. This was also granted by the prison owners.

The fourth philanthropist was a saint. He was not living at a level of ordinary human awareness but at a higher consciousness level.

This man found the keys to the prison and in the night went and set all of the men free.

The lesson: Sometimes we accept things….that help us to suffer in comfort.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

17 thoughts on “The Four Philanthropists 11/24

  1. The epitome of what is happening today to our country and our people! Time to wake up and create the life we truly deserve! One of peace and prosperity.. We are all the saints so lets free ourselves at last!.. Thanks D…VK ❤

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  2. When we are being acknowledged, our pain lessens. So it isn’t that we are in jail, but why we feel we are there. A lovely post Danielle, may our reasons be understood so that our jail may disappear 😀❤️🙏🏽

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    1. I saw that side of it as well Mark ❤️but then I also can see how I might use things…or become used to things…staying in situations because I am conditioned too -the familiar can feel comfortable so I would stay rather than break free.
      Take using drugs/alcohol- they were killing me and every connection around me…but I stayed because it was comfortable and familiar.
      Thank god when the door to the prison opened before me I was able to walk through….but ouch was it painfully uncomfortable!❤️❤️
      And of course the prison is in our mind and the key in our pocket 🙂
      Hope your having a great one today my friend!🌈🙏💜

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      1. Very well said, we do stay in that so called comfort zone because it is what we know…to step beyond is a fearful thing until we dare it. And beyond it is something wonderful. Take a bow dear lady, their may be scars but they are worn with love 😀❤️🙏🏽

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    1. I only made it through the first hobbit movie – but I loved it! The graphics and story have me for certain! I need more time to watch the rest 🙏❤️I can see already why you are a fan!


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