Friday, March 10, 2006

Celebrating YOU!

Here is a beautiful story I got from my friend that reminds us all to not only recognize our individualities but to celebrate and rejoice in them.

A water bearer in China had two large pots,
each hung on the ends of a polewhich he carried across his neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked potarrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect forwhich it was made.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream, "I am ashamed of myself, and because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The bearer said to the pot,"Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? That's because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you've watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.
Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.

Moral: Each of us has our own unique "flaws". We're all cracked pots. But it's the cracks and flaws that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are, and look for the goodness in them including you.

Celebrate your individuality because it is worth it!

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hi hari,

i am seeing you catching up in the inward journey.would like to know, how do u feel at work when once started your inward journey? I am asking because, i feel lots of troubles, poping up in daily lives, after i started the dive with in. So if u dont mind, we will share our experiences in the journey..

sorry, i forgot to give my email address to you. you can reach me at
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