Thursday, March 29, 2007

Did you stop Sleeping on the bed?

A nice story (Source: Internet)
It was a vast sea lying ahead and for a few days the waters had been very turbulent…

The King had come out to visit the place and he noticed that indeed the sea looked dangerously disturbed …

Something else caught his sight and his heart skipped a beat…there it was a fisherman preparing to take his boat into the sea with his equipments ready for fishing…Afterall he had a family to feed…

King couldn’t but suppress his anger and asked the fisherman, “Why on earth are you putting your life in danger?Can’t you see what lies before? You are only jeopardizing your life”.

To this the fisherman replied, “Your Highness, this is our livelihood and we have been living like this for ages. Storm or no storm, we have to feed our families and keep the trade alive. I have grown up seeing my grandfather and my father do it”.

Oh really! Tell me how did your grandfather die?

He died in the sea while fishing; the tempest had engulfed him.

How about your father?

He too died while he was away in the sea.

Then why do you want to repeat their fate in your life? Aren’t you afraid of death which lies before?

The fisherman looked amused and asked the King, “Your Highness, may I ask you something?”

King said, “Yes Please”.

May Your Highness tell me how his grandfather died.

Well, he had a very peaceful death, he died while he was sleeping on his bed.

And Your Majesty, how did your father die?

He too died in his slumber on his grand bed…

Then if I may I ask My great King, “Did you stop sleeping on the bed”?

The King had understood.He was speechless…

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Star Fish Story

A nice story (Source: Internet)
Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn't dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer he called out, "Good morning! What are you doing?"

The young man paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish in the ocean." "I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?" "The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I don't throw them in they'll die." "But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach, and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!"

The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, "It made a difference for that one."
There is something very special in each and every one of us. We have all been gifted with the ability to make a difference, and if we can become aware of that gift, we gain through the strength of our visions the power to shape the future.

We must each find our starfish. And if we throw our stars wisely and well, the world will be blessed.