Thought for the Soul 

A young girl and her father were walking along a forest path. 

At some point, they came across a large tree branch on the ground in front of them. 

The girl asked her father, “If I try, do you think I could move that branch?” 

Her father replied, “I am sure you can, if you use all your strength.” 

The girl tried her best to lift or push the branch, but she was not strong enough and she couldn’t move it. 

She said, with disappointment, “You were wrong, dad. I can’t move it.” 

“Try again with all your strength,” replied her father. 

Again, the girl tried hard to push the branch. She struggled but it did not move. 

“Dad, I cannot do it,” said the girl.

Finally her father said, “Young lady, I advised you to use ‘all your strength’. You didn’t.

You didn’t ask for my help.”

Our real strength lies not in independence, but in interdependence.

No individual person has all the strengths, all the resources and all the stamina required for the complete blossoming of their vision.
To ask for help and support when we need it is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of wisdom.

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18 thoughts on “Thought for the Soul 

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  2. theonlysup says:

    now i appreciate that message. interdependence is also important.. there is nothing wrong in seeking help or guidance or support .. infact it can our life easier in certain ways.. good one kiran :)as always

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  3. Moushmi Radhanpara says:

    Oh this was so lovely.
    In the strife of being independent we tend to be completely alone and do not understand that interdependence is what we really need. If can complete ourselves we wouldn’t live in a society and we would not bother talk to others. We’d kill ourselves in our own pride.
    We ought to be more flexible and understand that we need others, may be just our friends and family, but we need them just as they need us.

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