Wednesday Wisdom: Lost in the Forest

Five friends had gone for a morning trek in a dense forest and somehow managed to get completely lost.Struggling to find their way out of it for good 8 hours, there came a point where they were hungry, thirsty and tired. They desperately needed to get back now. It was getting dark. They decided to strategise a right plan to find the quickest way back.

The first one thought, we must turn around and attempt to go back in exactly the same direction that we came in.
The second one said his gut feeling said, the exit is to their left.

The third one said, I remember in which direction the sun rose when we came and based on that, technically we must turn right.

The fourth one thought, we must keep marching in the same direction as we were already walking since they had already covered a few miles and there has to be an end to the forest soon.

The fifth one, who was the wisest of all, said we must climb a tree, rise above and take a view from the top and find the shortest way out.

In frustration, they all never came on the same page and each one thought he is right, and the others are wrong. None gave up their point of view, disregarded others wrong opinions and went with their own respective ‘rights’.

Each chose his own path.

  • The fifth one did find the shortest way to a nearest village, he was wise indeed.
  • The fourth one, found a pack of wolves but fought them and learnt how to survive in a forest. He started loving it out there.
  • The third one, found another team of hikers, eventually found his way out with them and made new friends too.
  • The second one, found a farm and was hosted by a lovely family and spent few of the best days of his life before he headed home.
  • The first one, struggled for a good 7 hours, but remembers it as his best night trek ever.

This story reminded us, that everything in life is not about right and wrong.

Rights and wrongs have broken many friendships and spoiled far too many relationships.

A 6 from my side, looks like a 9 from yours. Let’s not impose our views on others.

We may be the wisest one, and may know the quickest fix, but wisdom is, in letting each one, find their own path.

Suggestions are welcome if they aren’t imposed. We must never judge or label those who disagree with us. Agree to disagree, respectfully.

All roads lead to Rome. And all roads have one common outcome, a worthy experience. _

Every time the dice is rolled, a new experience unfolds. And each one enriches us, in its own unique way and eventually adds to our maturity, wisdom and growth._

Let life unfold for each one of us in its own way. Who are we to conclude who’s right and who’s wrong? Everyone is right, in their own way.

Out beyond the ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there.

Written By: Anugya Dixit. Content Writer

Life Lessons of Rudolph

 

Story of Rudolph

Rudolph, a young reindeer, lived at the North Pole, was a lively, happy reindeer, and loved playing in the snow. 

One day the other reindeers noticed his large and bright red nose. His glowing bright red nose was overlooked at the wrong time, made Rudolph the brunt of all jokes. Friends dismissed him from games, and he was publicly humiliated.

So, Rudolph was sad because it was also Christmas Eve. And he was afraid that, because of his shiny nose, he would never be chosen to pull Santa’s sleigh. 

He set out to visit Santa and Elf, who was always kind to Rudolph and never mentioned his funny nose. They were busy with all their presents, and he started helping them. While they work, the day turned to night.

At last, Santa was ready to leave and asked Elf to pack up the sleigh. 

The Team of 8 reindeer proudly took their places in front of the sleigh. Santa looked around and noticed how foggy the night had become. So he was worried that he would not be able to see his way. Suddenly, he looked at Rudolph, and a bright idea struck him. 

 “Rudolph,” Santa said, “I want YOU-with your shiny nose- to light the way for my sleigh tonight!”

The Team of Reindeer made way for Rudolph. From then onwards, Rudolph was Santa’s first choice every Christmas Eve.

This little story gives us a smile on our faces with some life lessons of success.

Christmas Lessons

  1. 1. Don’t let someone else define our value.In our life, we all hear various kinds of voices in difficult situations. Often we listen to the wrong voices.

    However, like Rudolph, we must value ourselves as who we are, not because of what others say about us. Always there will be people who want to pull us down. They dislike differences and wouldn’t want us to succeed.

    2. Be a light to others who have criticized or condemned us

    Rudolph gave his light to all, even to those who made fun of him. The light was for all. Same way, forgiving somebody who could be the cause of our pain is difficult yet essential because we all go through some darkest times in our lives and come to the brighter side. Hence, we should be light to even those who have criticized or condemned us sometimes. 

    3. Our uniqueness is our gift to the world. 

    Santa’s squad of reindeer was complete, but Rudolph had a unique quality. Due to this quality, he could make his own place in Santa’s gang. 

    Similarly, discovering our unique gift is a part of the success journey. We are born with phenomenal potentials, and uncovering them is our responsibility. It’s certainly easy to see in others and difficult to look it into self. So reflecting on our thoughts, behaviour, and action will help us to uncover our gift. 

    4. Find someone who believes in you.

    It was Santa who changed Rudolph’s future when he brought to light his unique bright red nose. Santa knew that this gift would make a difference in the mission.

    So, we must have somebody who could believe in us. It’s, no doubt, a little troublesome to find a person who would believe in us. But we must continue searching for this person. When we find that one, it will fuel our success.

    5. Difficulties are always opportunities in disguise.

    It’s complicated to recognize an opportunity in difficulty. 

    The way the foggy night paved a new way for Rudolph to be a part of the sleigh team. In the exact same way, we might face trouble thinking of how things can work out when we feel helpless and trapped. Yet, during those dreadful times, creativity saves us. Hence, we need to learn to focus on positives in mid of negativity. It’s a skill that will keep us going.  

 Conclusion

Rudolph’s story is an imaginary tale, but it gives us impactful lessons about life.

Apart from it, it has lessons for leaders. It shows that leaders must provide help to group members to identify their strengths, support them, and help them shine. When each one of us brings our unique talents to the goal, everything falls into place.

 Kindly share what you learned from the story?

GOOD or BAD

We all do it. Isn’t it? We quantify situations hastily.

The parameters of quantification may differ from person to person and depend largely upon the situation, but majorly it is divided into the two …….

No, we are not here to discuss if this polarization is good or bad, but rather to help you understand whether we need this classification or not. See, classifications can make things simpler for us. Undeniable for sure!

It helps us to make decisions faster, and this is how life can keep going without too much analysis or introspection. It is crucial in some cases to classify “good or bad”.  For instance,

                                                                        OR

But in most cases, we look at a situation only at its extremes, which is immature because then you will have only two pictures in your mind, either good or bad, black or white. Clearly, no space for grey(balance).

For an example, assume that while dusting today, you broke a vase! Now, what would you think instantly?

And now your mood becomes a slave of events which happen in your life, and gradually, to your surprise, you will fall prey of low self-image or self-doubting!

If you notice keenly, you can detect that all this process of polarizing events into “good or bad” majorly depend on materialistic influx or efflux because they provide short term pleasure or pain.

Hence, we can say that the parameters of classifying events are based on materialistic illusions, which will change now and then, but can significantly hamper your mental health.

Either there is a need for multiplying the dimension of classification as “good” or “bad” or, we need to look at the entire situation in harmony, by just being mindful of all the odds and accept it as it comes.

Now, you may wonder, as to why did I suggest to “accept as it comes”? Okay, so when we classify the situation into either of the two categories, we generally get carried away by emotions attached to it.

Striking a balance between these two, therefore, becomes a matter of utmost importance for our

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Naturopathy the new lifestyle

Are you naturally healthy?

Ask this question to yourself and if the answer is ‘NO’ than this write-up is for you.

“Nature itself is the best physician.” Hippocrates

Hippocrates, a Greek physician who lived 2400 years ago, first formulated the concept of “the healing power of nature”. This concept has long been at the core of medicine around the world and remains one of the central principles of naturopathic medicine.

FounderBenedict Lust c. 1902, the founder of naturopathy in the U.S.

In North America, naturopathic medicine traces its origins to Dr. Benedict Lust. He used the term “naturopathy” to describe a clinical practice, which integrated such natural healing methods as botanical medicine, homeopathy, nutritional therapy, manipulative therapy, acupuncture and lifestyle counselling.

Naturopathic medical education began in Canada in 1978 with the founding of the Ontario College of Naturopathic Medicine (OCNM) in Toronto.

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a procedure of alternative treatment.

It is a practice which promotes “natural”, “non-invasive”, or “self-healing” procedures for patients. The naturopathy follows a philosophy and methods which are based on harmonizing vital energy of body and traditional medicine,rather than evidence-based medicine.

Principles of Naturopathy

We naturopathy practitioners help patients to regain their self-healing power with combination of diet, exercises and by alternative healing practices.

Few prominence therapies are listed below.

  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bowen technique
  • Homeopathy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
  • Western herbal medicine
  • Yoga

All the above are very effective therapies and if guided by trained practitioners it gives an enormously good results for sufferer.

Protection facts –

Most harmonizing and alternative therapies are measured to be harmless when conducted by a trained and experienced practitioner. However, there may be times that a certain therapy may carry higher risks for you.

It is always advisable that instead of getting dependent to drugs for longer time and become a chest full of chemicals, detoxify yourself by natural practices and therapies and live NATURALLY HEALTHY, STRONG AND LONG.

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