Monday, 24 November 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 51

"There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock.

In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest - in perfect peace.Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why?"Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace."
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10 comments:

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

//Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your hear//

Excellent. I presumed the second pic would have been definitely chosen as how generally these motivational stuff go and holding on myself to finish till the end!!

Keep up the great work :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Raghavan

Thank you! Glad you liked it :)

Arv said...

the Inner Peace matters the most... well pointed out in the story.. thanks for sharing mate... beautiful...

cheers...

--xh-- said...

thatz so true... nice one :)

Shrav said...

nice story dahling! thanks for sharing:)

Vasanthan said...

Deep.Real Deep Thought.
i find peace on the sea bed. lots of commotion on top of the sea but in the bottom its all peaceful. not a single trace of any reaction to the tsunami happening above

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Arv

Yup, Even if the environment is calm it is the peace that one has with themself is what really matters :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Anoop

Thank you :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shrav

Glad you liked it :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vasanthan

Love your comments! :)