I happened to see this interesting message in a forum and thought of sharing it with readers. My firm conviction is that a little restraint, patience and calmness in dealing with a situation would definitely drastically change the course of it in ways unthinkable. It applies to all spheres of our lives, professional and personal. Regardless of any avenue we are in, we would be continuously fed with opportunities to mend and grow our patience. As Rodney Williams famously said, “Patience is the gift of being able to see past the emotion“. Being relentless in having a calm composure is not easy, but that’s something we shall try our best for, considering the empathy and kindness they directly ensue. God bless.
The man doesn’t know that there is a snake underneath.
The woman doesn’t know that there is a stone crushing the man.
The woman thinks: “I am going to fall! And I can’t climb because the snake is going to bite me! Why can’t the man use a little more strength and pull me up!”
The man thinks: “I am in so much pain! Yet I’m still pulling you as much as I can! Why don’t you try and climb a little harder!?”
The Moral is :
you can’t see the pressure the other person is under, and the other person can’t see the pain you’re in. This is life, whether it’s with work, family, feelings or friends, we should try to understand each other. Learn to think differently, perhaps more clearly and communicate better. A little thought and patience goes a long way.
Be kind to people. Everyone we meet is fighting their own battle.
I encourage to read through The Parable of Mexican Fisherman.