翻譯：Nick Chan http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_bd4aebd60102vei9.html
We will illustrate today's message byasking you to picture a drop of water falling into the bottom of awooden bucket. Now this drop does not realize that she is notalone, but in fact, will be followed by two more drops, as willeach of them. As the first drop lands in the empty bucket, itsplatters. And it seems as if the effect is only a small damp spoton the bottom of the bucket. And then the two following drops landin widely spaced spots. There is still no apparent buildup of waterin the bucket, but now there are four more drops on theway.
This is very much a good illustration of theawakening you are a part of at this time. Of course there are manymore than two whom you will affect. Let us carry this illustrationforward.
Soon there are enough drops in the bucketto make a visible rising of the water level. And the amount of dropcontinues to double. Then the bucket appears to be filling. Notlong after, the water seems about ready to spill over theedge.
That, friends, is exactly the state of yourconsciousness bucket at this time. And the drops keep multiplying.Or to use another analogy that you are fond of, you are theninety-ninth monkey.
Now it is not necessary for you to find the lastmonkey, the one hundredth monkey. As a matter of fact, what followswill be one hundred and ninety-eight monkeys, right? All that youneed do is take care of your own consciousness and watch thefun .
Thespill over the sides of the bucket has begun. Watch. Observe.Enjoy. Make it your intent to see the positive side of what ishappening around you. See the changes as what is needed to producethe next higher condition. We promise you, not long from now manywill look back and say, “What happened?” Be the water drop whoknows. And yes, we know we have hopelessly mixed our metaphors.Enjoy that, too.