I’ve been very inspired this week after a few weeks of my own personal ups and downs, after all I am human, yet this story spoke to me and I am compelled to share this wisdom.
There’s a story told about a man who has a dream one night. In the dream, the Creator shows him a boulder and tells him, “I want you to go out and push that boulder.” So in the morning, the man gets up, finds the boulder near his home, and starts to push it. He pushes it for a day, a week, a month, a year, two years. After two years, however, he gets tired of pushing the boulder. In fact, he’s completely forgotten about his dream.
And so he lives out his life and eventually passes on.
When he comes to the Gates Upstairs, he is greeted by a group of angels who tell him, “Sorry, you didn’t finish your work on Earth. You’re going to have to go back down again.”
Stunned and upset at the angels’ pronouncement, the man asks, “What do you mean, I didn’t finish my work? What is it that I didn’t do?”
The angels say, “You were told to push the boulder. You were told to do your work. You were told that it doesn’t matter what’s at the end of the road; what matters is the effort along the way. The Creator didn’t tell you to move the boulder. That’s His job. He told you to push the boulder.”
The boulder in this story is a metaphor for the individual roles we need to fill and the efforts we are called to make in our lives. Creator doesn’t ask us to create perfect outcomes. That is not our job. Our job is to be involved in the process. Our job is to strive each day to come closer to eradicating as much negativity as we can.
It is through the small steps of striving to increase our love and decrease our agenda by perhaps one degree each day, that we can together change the world. ~Karen Berg
For me the message of the story is this. You have a vision, a dream, an idea, a desire to do or want something in life.
If this vision and action is good for you, good for your family and good for our society while allowing you to express yourself with joy, happiness and truth that is changing the world for the better.
After all, we are born of goodness. The twisted experiences and perspectives that come upon us are what throws us off target.
Create your vision, build value in it for yourself and others, identify why you want it and what you want to receive because of delivering it, then do the work.
Find the joy in “chopping the wood and carrying the water” as a mentor once said to me.
Blessings and best regards,