One day an unhappy young man came to an old teacher to find a solution to his very sad life.
The old teacher instructed the unfortunate young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then drink it.
“Well, how delicious?” Asked the teacher.
“Terrible, ” the student replied, spitting out water.
The master chuckled, then asked the young man to take another handful of salt and throw it into the lake. Both went in silence to a nearby lake, into which the disciple threw his handful of salt.
"Now drink the water from the lake, " said the teacher.
As the water ran down the young man's chin, the teacher asked, "How delicious?"
“Not bad!” The student replied.
"Do you feel the salt?" The teacher asked.
“No, ” the young man remarked.
Master sat down next to this restless young man, took his hands and said, “The pain of life is pure salt, no more, no less. The amount of pain in life remains the same.
But the pain we experience depends on the volume of the vessel in which we place it.
Thus, when we suffer and writhe in pain, the only thing in our power to do is to fill life with variety and meaning, and also learn to look at many things more broadly. Stop being a glass. Become a lake. "