Is Mental Peace Important than Physical health?
By Vishwanthar on Health, Inspiration
January 30, 2014
The minute I saw this message I immensely like it. I know it is a fable and that the story isn’t true. However, what impressed me was the simplistic message of the story and the representation of one of the protagonist to be a donkey. Somehow, it humbles me when I know that there is a lesson learnt from a donkey.
Lastly, the second rule is the one that impressed me. Yes, as said in the second rule we dwell in a state of worry. Nonetheless, we know that in all probability the worrying worry will not trouble us as we think.
Possessing a peaceful and healthy mind perhaps is much more important than possessing a healthy body. Or, let us accept that both go hand in hand. So, worry less.
Read the moral story:
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happens.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.
You have two choices… smile and close this page,
or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson