Our living room has a beautiful large window, overlooking the Aravalli Forest.
On a day as bright as today, the window seems non-existent, as though one can walk through it.
That is what the bee, this morning, thought as well.
There was a bee. Inside the living room. Trying to get out.
And all it kept doing, for nearly 5+ minutes, before we helped it, was to get past the window.
It also didn’t realize that there is another window next to this big clear one.
And that window was open.
If the bee could, it would have stopped banging its head against the big window and instead moved to its right and flown into the open skies through the window that was open.
But it didn’t.
I wonder why?
I think it was because it was convinced that if it tried hard enough, it would be able to get past the window.
After all, the bee could see its goal. Clearly. Vividly.
I ultimately helped it, by using a towel to push it towards the open window. A couple of attempts and it worked.
The bee flew away.
But what if I didn’t help?
Would the bee have still continued to try?
Would it have given up at some point?
Or would it have figured the open window, on its own?
We will never know.
THIS, is our life as well.
Our life, where we can often see our goal clearly. Vividly. Within our reach.
BUT SOMETHING is coming in our way.
And we just cannot figure what it is.
We just keep telling ourselves, “try harder, don’t give up, it is within your reach – you can see the goal. DON’T GIVE UP!”
So we keep banging our head against the window.
If only we stopped. We gave up, NOT on the goal, but on the path.
If only we realize that the goal may be the same, but the paths are multiple.
If only we moved sideways, to see if there was another path.
We may find the open window.
Don’t change your goals, if it gets too hard.
Change the path.