“Eat Your Own Fruit”

A disciple once complained,

You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us.

Said the master,

How would you like it if someone offered you fruit and masticated it before giving it to you?

That excerpt came from Anthony de Mello’s book, “The Song of the Bird.” It’s a collection of anecdotes and short stories that contain deep wisdom you can uncover for yourself.


I’m grateful that a student of mine shared this with me. I love books like these, which provoke self-inquiry and -reflection.


It’s time to find my own truth.

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