By Vishwanthar on Health, Inspiration
September 3, 2012
I will share a story that was sent to me by a gym client.
A nice little lesson for us:
If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a Run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, It will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it
reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom.. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself..
In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! That’s the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem! Just look up.
Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up!
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us.
My thoughts: Why do you think it is important to have faith? Because it helps us to move forward. Moreover, you have nothing to lose. You can question me that why Am I speaking philosophy in a fitness blog? Well, I have always maintained that health and fitness needs a holistic approach. Every aspect of life needs to be in harmony to be healthy and peaceful. Each and every component of life compliments each other. For example, physical exercise goes hand in hand with healthy eating. You cannot neglect the other side of the coin. This reminds of the caption that was printed in the old gym T-shirt (black). It says, “Be great: Integrate.