One church leader was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and church leader told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake there”.

The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a boat started crossing the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to the leader to drink?!” So he came back and told the leader, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”.

The leader said, let us take a little rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again the leader asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple obediently went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it looked fit to be had. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to the leader.

The leader looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said, “See, you let the water be and the mud settled down on its own. You got clear water. It didn’t require any effort but just your patience”.

Moral: Your mind and your life are also like that. When disturbed, just let them be. Be patient, give them a little time. Things will settle down on their own. You don’t have to put in any effort to calm them down. We can judge and take best decisions of our life when we stay calm.

 

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Hallelujah Tafadzwa Garwe7 December 2017
I do not really agree with the moral of this story, and often times when you let things go and tend to wait, things only tend to get worse, its like a field that has not been cultivated and weeds begin to grow on it, if you do not act and remove the weeds, then the weeds will grow and only get things worse, I believe that planned aamd well timed action is a better way to solve the problems in life. Tonderai Muchuva14 December 2017

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