A coconut has a husk around it, and when it falls from a high level it doesn’t break. It has a shock absorber or cushion.
So if our behavior is friendly, wise, and if we live a life where we are free from stress, it acts like a shock absorber.
Wisdom is the best shock absorber.
Our body should be like the coconut shell – strong, and our mind like the kernel inside – white and soft. And our feelings like the water deep inside – sweet. If it is the other way around then it is a problem. If the body is soft and weak, mind is harsh like a shell and there are no feelings, they are all dried up then life becomes a burden.
-His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji