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Struggles are blessings too !

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by singhbj, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. singhbj

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    [SIZE=+2]Struggles are blessings[/SIZE]
    (Be thankful to Waheguru for them )
    by Akal Purakh Di Fauj​

    Everyone on life goes through struggles sometimes or the other. When we are going through them we question Waheguru! We ask waheguru why he did this. This is a short story, of why the struggles waheguru gives us in life are not to hurt us but to help us.​

    A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he
    could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. On that day a small
    opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for several hours as the
    moth struggled to force the body through that little hole.​

    Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had
    gotten as far as it could and it could go no ****her. It just seemed to
    be stuck. Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the moth, so
    he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the
    cocoon. The moth then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and
    small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the moth because he
    expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be
    able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither
    happened! In fact, the little moth spent the rest of its life crawling
    around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to
    fly.​

    What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the
    restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the moth to get through
    the tiny opening was the way of forcing fluid from the body of the moth
    into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its
    freedom from the cocoon. Freedom and flight would only come after the
    struggle. By depriving the moth of a struggle, he deprived the moth of
    health.​

    Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to
    go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We
    would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every
    opportunity a chance.
    Leave no room for regrets.

    Source: sikhee.com - Struggles are blessings
     
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  3. Astroboy

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    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit-
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a fellow turns about
    When he might have won had he stuck it out.
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
    You may succeed with another blow.
    Often the goal is nearer than
    It seems to a faint and faltering man;
    Often the struggler has given up
    When he might have captured the victor's cup;
    And he learned too late when the night came down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.
    Success is failure turned inside out -
    The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It might be near when it seems afar;
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
    It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
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  4. Sikh80

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    Both the poems are beautiful. Thanks Singhbj and naamjap s'aab.
     

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