there is a hindu story of an elephant…

there is a hindu story of an elephant – restless, inquisitive, always straying… in india, elephants are sometimes taken through the narrow, fruit and vegetable stall-lined streets. the elephant with his restless trunk, will grab mango or coconut or bananas from the stalls as he passes. no punishment or coaxing can keep the elephant from wrecking havoc. but if the trainer gives the elephant a bamboo stick to hold in its trunk, the elephant will walk through the market with the stick, no longer stealing the produce because his trunk has something to hold on to.

the mind works in the same way.