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July 12, 2019


FR Team:Previous Publication Comments

What a wonderful quote... thanks for sharing.

Posted by: BHSC | November 30, 2012 at 07:13 AM

(Wisdom Seeking) Barry
Thanks for repeating this story. Love De Mello's profound wisdom. "You have to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story."
Great dose of wisdom every week. Keep them coming.

Posted by: (Wisdom Seeking) Barry | November 30, 2012 at 07:36 AM

What a nice way to begin my Friday. Thank you!
Storyline so simple. Reflection-so true.

Story telling - very effective not only to get people to listen- but to encourage the opposite person to share some of his/her own.

PS: The sub titles: Reflection and Story line- are switched. :) Was that intentional? To see if readers are paying attention? or to see who would take the risk and tell the Emperor? :)

Posted by: Madhuri | November 30, 2012 at 09:07 AM

Alex Wu
Good story.

Posted by: Alex Wu | November 30, 2012 at 09:36 AM

The power of storytelling is really amazing. It can move the unmovable. As observation, some great priests use storytelling to make their points across when expounding the homily. Same with great mentors like Ken Blanchard.

So, once a upon a time... ;-)

Posted by: Chris | November 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM

This is so true (no pun intended). Thanks for sending

Posted by: Friend | November 30, 2012 at 01:48 PM

Lionel (Singh)
I now know, in light of events in the past couple of days, this story line is useful for me personally and professionally….awesome.

Posted by: Lionel (Singh) | November 30, 2012 at 01:56 PM


Very interesting, and artfully put.

It is amusing how the understanding the psychology of the human mind greatly helps us make another human emotionally more compliant and receptive. :)

Stories engage the mind emotionally, and so does poetry. Anything that engages & involves us emotionally has a huge probability to open our mind to its effects.

Thank you for sharing this interesting post. It stimulated my mind into better insight.

Humble Warrior

Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit--- YOU choose. - King Solomon

Knowledge is of more value than gold - King Solomon

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