Brave little tortoise

tortoiseValue- Right action

Sub value- Bravery, courage

Once upon a time, there was a tortoise who lived on a ship.  One day the ship sank. After swimming for a long time, the tortoise reached a deserted land surrounded by water on all three sides. The landward side led up to a big, steep, craggy mountain. 
The tortoise was tired from the long swimming, looked. For food, but there was nothing in that land for the tortoise to eat.  To avoid starving to death, the tortoise decided to climb to the top of the mountain, hoping that on the other side of the mountain he would find something to eat.
As he got to the snow-covered summit of the mountain, he was freezing cold.  Suddenly a snow storm started. He struggled hard and managed to make out a small pathway leading towards the other side of the mountain. 
But the path was guarded by a big monster which were making lots of noise. The tortoise was terrified to death hearing the noises and wanted to hide his head inside his shell, but he controlled his fear and looked around him.  He saw that many other animals were lying dead.  The tortoise understood that those animals had died due to the unbearable cold. So the tortoise didn’t go into his shell for he understood that he too would die if he did not find a way to escape from that place.
He rallied his spirit and gathered courage to make his long journey towards the other side, which meant he had to cross the monsters.
  As the tortoise started towards the monsters,  the  monsters changed their shapes.  The tortoise came very close to the monster.  Suddenly, the tortoise realised that it was actually a large pile of rocks and not monsters at all.  The rocks were actually formed in the shape like monsters. As for the, the tortoise realised this was just the sound of the wind blowing through a small cave.
The tortoise felt confident and carried on with journey, and eventually descended into a beautiful valley.  The valley was filled with woods, and plenty of food. 
The tortoise lived in that valley very happily, and became known to the others in the valley as the Brave Little Tortoise.
By avoiding any situation one cannot face the challenges of life. Something or the other will challenging us. It will create fear and insecurity in us. The only way to deal with the fear is to face it with all strength and faith. Most of the fears will be imaginary. Every problem has a solution. When our mind is clouded with fear we cannot act rationally and wisely.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: