Like an egg transforms into a beautiful butterfly, the aim of this blog is to help bring about a change for the better in the lives of those who read these posts. A lot of the posts are presented by Mrs. Sangeeta Hegde; simple stories from which she draws out a moral. I also post uplifting stories from various other sources.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011
Find Your Starfish!!
Ryokan was a Zen teacher of repute.
One day a fisherman saw him walking on the beach soon after a storm. The storm had washed up thousands of starfish on the shore, and they were beginning to dry up. Soon all of them would be dead.
Ryokan was picking up starfish one by one and throwing them back into the sea.
The fisherman caught up with Ryokan and said, “Surely, you cannot throw all these starfish back into the sea. They will die in their thousands here. I’ve seen it happening before. Your effort will make no difference.”
“It will to this one,” said Ryokan, throwing back another starfish into the sea.....and he continued doing so....!
Moral of the Story ....
Friends, there is something very special in each one of us.
We may not be able to please everybody, but we have all been gifted with the ability to bring in a difference in other’s life. If we can only become aware of this gift, we can gain the power to infuse life in others and can shape many futures through the strength of our visions.
Friends, each one of us should find our starfish. If we throw our starfish wisely and well in time, I am sure, the world will be blessed.