How to overcome hurdles in life?
One day a dull person exhausted by the illnesses and burdens of life came to a wise man. He sat in front of the wise man, who gave him a heartfelt and ...
One day a dull person exhausted by the illnesses and burdens of life came to a wise man. He sat in front of the wise man, who gave him a heartfelt and warm smile. The person breathed out heavily letting out a wave of mourning.
He began complaining about his life, that he has a hard burden that he doesn’t see a bright daylight at all, it’s like one problem falls on his head or the other – they have twisted him between the grindstones so much that he can’t even breathe in some fresh air.
Later, he began blaming all of his relatives, who, in his opinion, were guilty for his misfortunes, whether the circumstances didn’t turn out right for him, or something else.
The wise man listened to him in silence, and when the person once again remorsefully inquired the wise man, why it is so unfair, what he should do and how to find peace, the wise man got up from his seat and invited the person to follow him.
They came out of the hut and went to a lakeside, which was not far away and where from time to time flying fish were jumping, trotting fast above the surface, catching food. The wise man led the person to the lakeside and said to him: “Do you see the smoothness of the lake? The depths are full with life.
There are different types of fish that always stay in water, and if suddenly the lake got polluted, they couldn’t see further their own nose, they would hardly recognize where the source of the pollution was, and they would keep swimming in circles.
And there are also some fish that got wings and they can rise above the water of the lake, looking at it from the heights of their flight. So this is my advice: instead of complaining about your life, come to this lakeside from time to time, watch the flying fish and try to understand what I wanted to say to you.”