Long ago, there lived an old farmer and his son. their most cherished possession was a horse —a beautiful stallion. But one day, father and son awoke to find it missing.The villagers gathered around and lamented their great loss. The farmersaid, “We shall see if this is good or if this is bad.”
After a week, the horse returned, with another female stallion. This time, the villagers praised the old man’s remarkable luck—he was now the wealthiest man in town! But the farmer again said, “We shall see if this is good or if this is bad.”
One day, while riding the new horse, the son fell off and broke both legs badly. The villagers bemoaned the family’s terrible misfortune. Again, the farmer said, “We shall see if this is good or if this is bad.”
The next week, soldiers marched into the village. A war was underway, and all young men were to be taken from the village into battle. But because of his broken legs, the farmer’s son was left behind. The villagers envied the farmer’s good fortune! The old farmer smiled and said nothing at all.
I am sure of all us can relate to the everyday ups and downs in life. Some days, everything just seems to go our way and other days, our luck ‘seems to be down’. In the story,the farmer remains calm and centered, no matter what the event- calamity or joyous is manifesting in the world around him.
Think about an event that might have happened recently in your life. It can be either an event you judged as bad or an event you judged as very lucky. Notice that the old farmer does not judge. In his place of centeredness, he reserves judgment. Everyone around him expresses views of whether an event is good or bad. He is not influenced by them.
Instead of being quick to judge about how bad things are when they don’t go our way, move your consciousness to a higher level of awareness and understand that EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON and that when one door closes, another will open.
Once we adopt a judgment of a situation, we close ourselves to different possibilities. We lose our perspective and sometimes the opportunity to create different outcomes. If we judge a day as bad, it sometimes becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy because we live and react out of
the belief that it is a bad day. When we have faith that the dots in our lives will connect, and choose to believe that everything is happening to serve our greater purpose, will be able to live our lives with peace of mind and confidence.