MOVING ROCKS
 
   

A little boy was spending his Saturday morning playing in his sandbox. He had with him his box of cars and trucks, his plastic pail, and a shiny, red plastic shovel. In the process of creating roads and tunnels in the soft sand, he discovered a large rock in the middle of the sandbox.

The boy dug around the rock, managing to dislodge it from the dirt. With a little bit of struggle, he pushed and nudged the rock across the sandbox by using his feet. (He was a very small boy, and the rock was very large.) When the boy got the rock to the edge of the sandbox however, he found that he couldn't roll it up and over the little wall.

Determined, the little boy shoved, pushed, and pried, but every time he thought he had made some progress, the rock tipped and then fell back into the sandbox. The little boy grunted, struggled, pushed, & shoved; but his only reward was to have the rock roll back, smashing his chubby fingers.

Finally he burst into tears of frustration. All this time the boy's father watched from his living room window as the drama unfolded. At the moment the tears fell, a large shadow fell across the boy and the sandbox. It was the boy's father. Gently but firmly he said,

"Son, why didn't you use all the strength that you had available?"

Defeated, the boy sobbed back,

"But I did, Daddy, I did! I used all the strength that I had!"

"No, son," corrected the father kindly.

"You didn't use all the strength you had. You didn't ask me."

With that the father reached down, picked up the rock and removed it from the sandbox.

Do you have "rocks" in your life that need to be removed? Are you discovering that you don't have what it takes to lift them? There is One who is always available to us and willing to give us the strength we need. Isn't it funny how we try so hard to do things ourselves.


AUM TAT SAT

 
 
Spirituality

Nails in the Fence

How to Forgive

Forgiveness

Dont Quit

The Grace of God

Anger and Frustration - Buddha's Teachings

Heaven and Hell

Sadhana - The Churning Within

Shukdev Muni and Janak Maharaj

King Janak and Astavakra

Ganesha and Tulsi's Curse

Twins - Birth and Death

Moving Rocks

The Cracked Pot

Escaping from Confinement

Breath - A True Gift of God

Love and time

The Cleaning Lady

The Mountain Story

Giving_Love

Serving Others

Life - The Carpenter's House

The Four Wives

PUSH

Creating Balance

Did Rama have a sister?

Listening to Bhagvad Gita

Never Give Up

Big Rocks

The Ripple Effect

 



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