Parables, fairy tales, and koans are designed to catapult you beyond the wisdom of the world, into the spiritual realm. These stories invite you to be positive rather than cynical, trusting rather than careful, and optimistic rather than realistic.  Going beyond, or even against, the wisdom of proverbs and fables, beyond a moralistic or human-centered worldview, these stories challenge you to see life from the infinite, spiritual reality. This may baffle your rational mind but it awakens your soul to justice, harmony, and grace. There is a way of viewing the world through spiritual eyes that changes everything about how you believe the world to be.  Since believing is the beginning of seeing, as your soul believes so will your eyes and mind perceive.