individuality

Individuality

*** Story Source – Annonymous***

Once a sage and his disciple are walking by a stream. They see a scorpion in the water, struggling to stay afloat as it can’t swim. The sage bends down and gently picks it up in an effort to save it. The moment he picks it up, it stings him. As he shakes his hand in pain, it slips and falls back into the water. He again picks it up and this time, without giving it anytime, puts it hastily onto the shore.

The disciple asks “Why did you save that ungrateful scorpion? It stung the same person who was trying to save it.”

The Master responds “Stinging is its nature while saving is my nature”

We often adjust our nature and individuality based on how others are with us. If someone is good to us, we will be good to them and if someone doesn’t behave the way we like, we tend to be unpleasant to them. In this process, we are forgetting our true self.  We shouldn’t let our guard down – but that doesn’t mean that we should keep altering our true nature.

Who owns your individuality?

STAY HAPPY AND STAY BLESSED!

2 Comments

  1. Very good thoughts.
    While we need to be true to our nature, we have to be on guard. We have to adjust to the environment and yet to as close to our nature as possible- for our own good.

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Yogesh.
      You’re spot on. As you said, we should not let our guard down and be watchful of our surroundings. At the same time, be true to our inner self.

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