Suresh, the proprietor of a coffee shop had been busy all day. Being Saturday, his shop was very crowded and the customers seemed unending.
He had been on his toes since morning. Towards the evening he felt a splitting headache surfacing.
As the clock ticked away, his headache worsened.
Unable to bear it, he stepped out of the shop leaving his staff to look after the sales.
He walked across the street to the Pharmacy to buy himself a painkiller to relieve his headache.
He swallowed the pill and felt relieved. He knew that in a few minutes he would feel better.
As he strolled out of the shop, he casually asked the salesgirl, “Where is Mr. Mahesh, the Chemist? He’s not at the cash counter today!
The girl replied, “Sir, Mr. Mahesh had a splitting headache and said he was going across to your coffee shop. He said a cup of hot coffee would relieve him of his headache.”
The man’s mouth went dry and he mumbled, “Oh! I see.”
This is a typical case of looking outside ourselves for something that we have within us.
How strange, but true!
The Chemist relieves his headache by drinking coffee and the coffee shop owner finds relief in a pain relieving pill!
Similarly, many of us travel across the lengths and breadths of the universe and also visit several shrines and ashrams to find peace and solution to our problem .
Eventually, we come to realize that real peace is within our own heart.
Peace is really a state of mind.