Things Aren’t Always As They Seem

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Exactly my point.

I read this on a filer this weekend. I love it, it spoke to my soul. It is exactly what I was talking about a few posts past. That we all need to learn to love each other more and help each other achieve our very best. If we all just look out for ourselves or if we don't surround ourselves with happy helpful friends, we truly do live in hell. I am even more committed to limiting my circle to those that help me achieve and don't tear me down! I might have to go find the rest of this article or book or whatever it is.

There is a story about a man who left this earth and was taken on a tour of the inner realms. He was shown a room where he saw a large group of hungry people trying to eat dinner, but because the spoons that they were trying to eat with were longer than their arms, they remained frustrated. "This" his guide told him "is hell." "That's terrible!" exclaimed the man: "Please show me heaven!" "Very well," agreed the guide, and on they went. When they opened Heaven's door, the man was perplexed to see what looked very much like the same scene: there was a group of people with spoons longer than their arms. As he looked more closely, however, he saw happy faces and full tummies, for there was one important difference: the people in Heaven had learned to feed each other.
-The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore. by Alan Cohen

1 comment:

Butterfly said...

Love that...thank you for posting it.