“The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven.” John Milton
As soon as he died, Juan found himself in a gorgeous place, surrounded by all the comfort and beauty he had dreamed of.
A fellow dressed in white approached him and said, “You have the right to have whatever you want; any food, pleasure or amusement.”
Charmed, Juan did everything he dreamed of doing during his life. After many years of pleasures, he sought the fellow in white and asked, “I have already experienced everything I wanted. Now I need to work in order to feel useful and fulfilled.”
“I am sorry,” said the fellow in white, “but that is the only thing I am unable to give you. There is no work here.”
“How terrible,” Juan said annoyed, “I will spend eternity dying of boredom! I’d much rather be in hell!”
The man in white approached him and said in a low voice:
“And where do you think you are?”…………………
Sometimes we believe that our lives would be happier or easier if we did not have challenges or work to do. No matter how much we dislike the challenges that come our way, with the right perspective and attitude, they help us grow and expand our vision in life. Our life is fulfilling when we have purpose and as we work through the obstacles that life presents, we may just find our piece of heaven on earth!