The Missing Watch

Value – Peace

Sub-value – Silence, calmness

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. Though it was an ordinary watch, it held immense sentimental value for him.

After searching high and low in the hay for a long while, he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn.
He promised them that the child who found it would be amply rewarded.

Hearing this and excited about the reward, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch.
Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance.

The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.” So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn.
After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand.
The farmer was both happy and surprised, so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed. The boy replied, “I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen.
In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”


A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind. Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day, and see how sharply it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be.




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