The Story of the RavenDare to do. Motivation
Whenever you feel sad, read this story by a Buddhist monk. The story teaches us that we should not compare our lives with anyone. For many of us who are not satisfied with our lives and consider others to be happier than us, it will remind us to see the beauty within.
A raven lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied with his life. But one day it happened that he saw a beautiful swan. “This swan is so white!” he thought “and I am so black. The swan must be the happiest bird in the world”. So he flew over to the swan and expressed his thoughts. “Actually”, the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around……untill I saw a parrot which has two colors. Now I think the parrot…..is the happiest bird in creation.” So the raven flew over to the parrot. The parrot explained: “I lived a perfectly happy life….until I saw a peacock! I have only two colors but the peacock has a dozen of colors !” So the raven flew around looking for a peacock but he couldn’t find one. And one day by chance, while flying over a zoo, he saw a peacock in his cage. So he flew over immediately and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. After the people had left, the raven approached the peacock, “dear peacock”, the raven said, “you are so beautiful. Everyday, thousands of people come to see you. When people see me… they immediately shoo me away. I think you must be the happiest bird on the planet.” The peacock replied, “I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happiest bird on the planet…..but because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo…..I have examined the zoo very carefully, and I have realized that you, the raven, are the only bird not kept in a cage…So for the past few days, I have been thinking that if I were a raven, I could happily roam everywhere and I would be free!”
We should learn to appreciate what we have and be contented instead of having a big list of wishes that’s out of our reach. By so doing, we will live happy and meaningful lives.
The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art
The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. . Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.
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