GOAT: A Fable on Becoming Your Truest Self
Soule loves the goats in his herd, especially Mama Maa, his mother. But as he grows he realizes something is terribly wrong. He doesn't think like the other goats do. He doesn't act like the other goats do. And he is becoming quite sick with questions.
Then, something unthinkable happens. A monster attacks Soule's herd! Amid the blood and terror, a figure emerges: Lore, the king of the Tigers.
Lore is interested in Soule, and not as a meal. Lore knows what Soule is. But will Soule accept the truth and face his frightening destiny?
Have you ever felt totally different than everyone else? Do you feel like no one really "gets" you? Do people often call you strange or weird? Are you afraid that someday someone will discover the "real" you?
On the vein of "Who Moved My Cheese?" and "Jonathan Livingstong Seagull," GOAT is a self-help book hidden within an ancient Hindu fable sometimes referred to "The Grass Eating Tiger" or "The Lion and the Sheep."
I encountered this fable while conducting intense research on a variety of topics relevant to psychology and the practical usefulness of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. I wanted to find answers to some of life's most bothersome questions surrounding loneliness, isolation, ambition and mindfulness.
In each chapter, Lore gives Soule a lesson that profoundly impacts Lore's future and beliefs about himself. I hope they are also able to help you too! I know they helped me!