“A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you’re not living in alignment; you’re not be being true to yourself.” Steve Maraboli
Often we can feel trapped by our beliefs and our obligations in life that others have taught us, or continue to expect of us. The fable below reminds us to always be true to ourselves. We know deeply what we need in life. No one else can tell us that. Trusting our inner wisdom and intuition will always lead us on the right path.
“How did you start your spiritual life?” asked one of the Sufi disciples.
“My mother used to say that I was neither crazy enough to check in into a mad house nor saintly enough to enter a monastery,” Tabrizi answered.
“So I decided to devote myself to Sufism, where we learn through free meditation.”
“And how did you explain that to your mother?”
“I explained it with the following fable. “Someone entrusted a little cat to take care of a duck. The duck followed his adoptive mother everywhere, until the day both of them reached a lake. Immediately, the duck plunged into the water while the cat yelled at the border, “Get out of there! You will drown!’”
“And the little duck answered, “No, mommy, I have discovered what is good for me and I can tell I am in the right environment. I will stay here even if you don’t know what a lake means.’”