Does a River Fear? – Khalil Gibran

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FEAR
Khalil Gibran

It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that’s where the river will know
it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.

Pray, Persist and Push yourselves

YOU NEED A PUSH

A man had a beautiful daughter. When the daughter was ready for marriage, the father sent news around town that all the eligible young men should come to compete in a test which would determine who was fit to marry his daughter.

On that day, all was set. All the able-bodied young men came out. Some came with their best suits while others came with flashy cars.

The rich man took them to his swimming pool and addressed the men: “Any of you who can swim from one end of this swimming pool to the other would marry my daughter.

In addition, I‘ll give him 15 million dollars, a car, and a house so they can start life well. I shall be waiting to meet my son-in-law at the other end of the pool. Good luck!”

As the young men, all very excited at the prospect of winning, started taking off their shirts. A helicopter came over the pool and dropped alligators and crocodiles into the pool. Immediately, all the men turned back and started wearing their shirts again. Disappointed, some of them said, ”That’s crazy, let’s see who would marry that girl, no one will”.

All of a sudden, they heard a splash in the pool. Everybody watched in amazement as one gentleman waddled across, expertly avoiding the alligators and crocodiles.

Finally, he made it to the other side. The rich man could not believe it. He asked the young man to name anything he wanted but the man was still panting uncontrollably.

Finally, he got back to his senses and made a request saying, “SHOW ME THE PERSON WHO PUSHED ME INSIDE THIS POOL!”

Moral 1:
You don’t know what you are capable of doing until you are PUSHED! Meanwhile, the Crocodiles were Rubber Crocodiles.

Moral 2:
Those seeking to push you into the jaws of alligators and crocodiles may have helped you to reach your promised land!!!

Sometimes it takes going through the bad moments to bring out the BEST in us.

Trials are raw materials for Triumphant Testimonies. The push might take different dimensions: some people needed to be sacked before realizing their potentials and reaching their goals in life.

I PRAY YOU WILL GET A DIVINELY INSPIRED PUSH in your life.

God Bless you as you accept the Push to go for the fulfillment of your purpose and destiny in life.

PUSH ! PUSH !! PUSH !!!

P – Pray
U – Until
S – Something
H – Happens

P- Persist
U- Until
S- Something
H- Happens

P – Praise
U – Until
S – Something
H – Happens

Will you please PUSH this message to someone else?

GOD bless you. Have a great day.