Once upon a time, a man was wandering in a clear, grey forest. He seemed to be lost, searching for something. However, before he could find what he had been looking for, he came across a tiger. The tiger chased the man to the edge of the cliff and the man tipped over.
Luckily, he grabbed a vine half way down the fall. He was momentarily safe. Although, when he looked up at the cliff, he didn’t quite feel that way. The tiger stood, bare tooth and gnawing away at the edge in the hopes of catching the man waiting to devour his own hunger.
The man gulped down and decided to find a way to get himself out of this predicament by looking for a way further down.
Perhaps, he could make his way back to home from somewhere on the bottom of the cliff…
The man looked down and felt his heart sinking. Down below, at the bottom of the cliff, there stood another tiger! Now this man was done for. There was no way out for him by climbing back up the cliff, nor was there any below him at the bottom of the cliff.
Still, the man looked about him for some sort of sign that he would be able to climb out of this situation. To his dismay, rather than help, more trouble came his way. A couple of rats came along and started chewing at the vine he was holding on to so tightly. The man shooed the rats away but they just kept coming back.
The man now could no longer think of escaping intact from this scenario. He knew his escape would not be possible. He ran one look about him as if seeing everything for the last time, when his eyes fell on a strawberry, completely ripe in a nearby bush.
With one hand still holding the vine, the man reached out for the strawberry with the other, picked it and ate it. It was the most delicious fruit he had eaten in a long time……………
The above story may seem like the hopeless end of a man’s life. However, it couldn’t be anything far from it! The tiger on the cliff represents the past of the man which chased him off the cliff. The tiger below is his future which he dreads. The rats are the time, slipping out of his hands and the strawberry, is the PRESENT that he had never lived before!
Sometimes, life throws lemons at us. We don’t really know what to do in such situations. Many of us either stay stuck in the past or stay where we are because we fear what the future holds for us. What we fail to do is to live the present that we currently have. As in the fable above, we must understand that no matter how hard it seems, it is never too late to start living in the present, forgetting the worries of the past and letting go of the fears of the future.
Moral: It’s never too late to start living, no matter what the situation!
A Selection of Live Your Life Quotes
“Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above.” ~
“6 Ways To Give Your Mind A Break:
1. Stop stressing
2. Stop worrying
3. Give rest to the problems weighing you down
4. Lighten up
5. Forgive yourself
6. Forgive others” ~
“Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.” ~“The circumstances surrounding your birth is not as important as the opportunity to live life.” ~
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