Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Struggles = Blessings??
Everyone has gone through some struggles in life. And most of the time when we go through this struggles often we question Waheguru why did he do this/that. Below is a short story with a nice little ending as to why the struggles Waheguru gives us in life are not actually to hurt us but its in a way to help us.

A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. On that day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for several hours as the moth struggled to force the body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. It just seemed to be stuck. Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the moth, sohe took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of thecocoon. The moth then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body andsmall, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the moth because heexpected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to beable to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the little moth spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that therestricting cocoon and the struggle required for the moth to get throughthe tiny opening was the way of forcing fluid from the body of the moth into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved itsfreedom from the cocoon. Freedom and flight would only come after thestruggle. By depriving the moth of a struggle, he deprived the moth of health.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance. Leave no room for regrets.

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