For some reason this forwarded message felt good....
Life puts us in all sorts of situations.. instead of barging forward without preparation, it is ok to take a step back and strenghten the chord that holds us.
A Father is flying a kite. His son is watching him carefully.
After some time son says "Dad. Because of the string, the kite is not able to go further higher."
Hearing this, the father smiles and breaks the string.
The kite goes higher and higher after breaking. The son is very happy. But then shortly after that it comes and falls on the ground.
The child is very dejected and sad. Then the father sits next to him and calmly explains:
"Son, in life we reach a certain level of prosperity and then we feel that there are certain things in our life that are not letting us grow any further……… like Home, Family, Culture, Friendship, commitments, problems etc.
We feel we want to be free from those strings which we believe are stopping us from going higher."
But, remember son. Going higher is easier than staying higher…… Never ever forget that friends, family and culture, commitments, our problems etc are the Strings that will help us stay stable at the high we have achieved. If we try to break away from those strings our situation will be of this kite."
Knowing what our strings are...