Monday, May 01, 2006
Your Destiny Is In Your Hand
You should hear this story:
There once was a wise man that was known throughout the land for his wisdom. One day a young boy wanted to test him to prove that the wise man was a fake. He thought to himself, "I will bring one live bird to test the old man. I will hold the bird behind my back, and I will ask him whether the bird in my hand is dead or alive. If he says that it is alive, I will squeeze hard to kill the bird to prove that he is wrong. On the other hand if he says that it is dead, I will let the bird fly off, proving that he is wrong."
With that idea in mind, he approached the wise man and asked, "Oh wise man, I have a bird in my hand. Can you tell me if the bird is dead or alive?" The wise man paused for a moment and replied, "Young man, you indeed have a lot to learn. That which you hold in your hand, it is what you make of it. The life of the bird is in your hand. If you wish it to be dead, then it will die. On the other hand, if you desire it to live, it will surely live."
The story can be related to you and I. Dreams are very fragile, just like the little bird. It is our own decision if we decide to kill it or allow others to snatch it away from us. It is also our own decision to nourish it and let it grow.
Which one is your choice in regard to your dreams?