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the time I enjoy these very much. Very wise thoughts
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thoughts and lessons.
A group of alumni, each highly established in their
careers, got together to visit their old university
professor. Conversation soon turned into more and
more complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to
the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee
and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic,
glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive,
some exquisite – telling them to help themselves
to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand,
the professor said: “If you noticed, all the very nice
looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal
for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is
the source of your problems and stress. Be assured
that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In
most cases it is just more expensive and in some
cases even hides what we drink.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the
cup, but you consciously went for the best cups…
And then you began eyeing each other’s cups. Now
consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money
and position in society are the cups. They are just
tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup
we have does not define, nor change the quality of
Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on
the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee Gad has
God brews the coffee, not the cups……….
Enjoy your coffee!
“The happiest people rarely have the best of
everything. They just make the best of everything
they have.” Live simply. Love generously. Care
deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
What were your first thoughts after reading the above?
The truth is so simple, but still most of us continue the
struggle and the stress to attain more of this, and more
of that, while trying to do better than our parents did,
or our neighbors do.
Isn’t it absolutely and totally useless? And why do we
believe still these things and possessions will make us
happier? Can’t we see that the waste of our lifetime is
enormous and cannot be brought back when we will
finally have all the physical things that we desire?
If you choose to look at it the way described in the
note above, than maybe some of us will start looking
at things and choices a bit differently? I know that I
am looking much differently at things right now. And
I have made a new choice. To reduce the stress and
to cut off the struggle that fills my days, while working,
and working and running after money and things.
Will this great choice last? Will I become more relaxed
and will I take more time to enjoy life? And will it be
easy to make the switch in consciousness, after all the
years of living life like we were brought up to believe is
the correct one? The one that would make us happy
Who knows. It is definitely worth to try it out, and
escape the useless way of living like I do right now.
And sincerely hope you will try it out for yourself too.