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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Harmonious growth

Friends, here is a meaningful story for all of us to reflect upon & act accordingly ....

There was a farmer in a village who used to grow superior quality and award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honour and prizes.

Once a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learnt something interesting about how he grew it. 
The reporter discovered that the farmer used to share his seed corn with all his neighbours.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbours when they are also entering in the competition every year with you?" the reporter asked.

"Why sir," said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbours grow inferior, sub-standard and poor quality corn, then the cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbours also to grow good corn."


Moral of the Story .....

Friends, the farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness, the interdependence of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbour's corn also improves.

Those who choose to be at harmony, must help their neighbours and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well, must also help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. Those who choose to be happy, must also help others to find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

Friends, the only way to grow in an Organisation is to grow along with others and not grow at the cost of others!  The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the limits of the impossible!!

Sangeeta Hegde