Friday, September 2, 2011

We Walk By Faith and Not Only by Sight

Have faith that what you are hearing within your heart is true. As long as you do not believe in what the Divine wants to show you, you will not advance. The moment you sincerely have faith in what you feel inside your heart, it will manifest in the outside world. You have within you the willpower of construction that comes from the constructive willpower inside the mind.

Sri Swami Vishwananda

A Story of Two Horses

Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse, you will discover that he is blind. His owner chose not to “put him down.” And the owner has made a good home for the blind horse.

This alone is amazing. However, if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell coming from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets his blind friend know where he is so he can follow.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to the other horse, trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell. Like the owner of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are in need, or that we are not perfect, or because we have problems or challenges.

God watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse helping others to find their way.

Good friends are like that. You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

Remember . . .

Be kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
And leave the rest to God.


- Author Unknown


phalguni said...

This is so beautifull! Thank You! <3

Prakriti said...

Inspiring, indeed. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for that wonderful story, dear Vishwalakshmianandama!