By Joseph Mattappally on 15-07-2017
A lot is said on right attitude. Most people know that it is individual attitudes that decide ones future. Just a few days back I came across a touching folk story. It helped me to add more divinity to this ‘attitude’.
Here it is, ‘An old pilgrim was climbing the steep hills of Himalayas to reach a temple of his particular God. He was almost exhausted when he reached the temple. All his accumulated energy was hardly enough for him to climb the steps. He looked down the hills with awe and he noticed a young girl climbing the hills with a child on her back. She seemed to be an experienced mountain climber. Sometimes she changed to pushup postures and sometimes started in a plank position with arms and legs long, but every time with the child on her back.
He kept on watching them until they reached the top. The girl also was tired but not as much as he was. He asked the girl,
“How could you carry this weight, without a break?”
The girl looked at the old man with frustrated eyes. With an unhappy face, she replied,
“This is not weight, but my brother.”
At times of difficulty, I suggest that we change over to this Divine Attitude. I would also like to remind everyone that it may not be easy to keep identifying the appropriate situation where an upgradation is required for our attitude. There is an easy way. Make it a habit to use only Divine Attitudes, everywhere every time.
About The Author
Sri. Joseph Mattappally, Founder and Director of Indian Thoughts, is a writer and social worker. He is also a Reiki Master (RIRC Mumbai) and licensed Amateur Radio Operator ( VU2JIM). He has authored 'Success Secrets', a book detailing basic life management principles.