THE STORIES THAT TEACHE LIFE LESSONS

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca BRE LIC #636943

I read a very meaningful story book one day that I never forgot. It was about a caterpillar who was traveling down the road and met other caterpillars doing the same. They became fast friends and both shared they had heard stories of good fortune, wealth and opportunities just up ahead. The two decided to seek these things out together

A GREAT DISTANT TOWER

They saw in the distance a great spiraling growth that towered into the sky with thousands of their like kind all lined up to climb it. They knew this must be the place and got in line. Pushing shoving, cutting in front, disputes, fighting and fatalities...way too many of them. Dead Caterpillars all over the place. Finally after making their way through all that, its their turn to climb up

THOUSANDS DETERMINED TO GET AHEAD AT ANY COST

They begin to climb up this structure and so do thousands of others on all sides of it. Many climb over you, bump you, trick you and abuse you as they climb higher and highers toward the top where the supposed pay-off resides. As everyone is climbing, and falling caterpillars rain down on the climbers making it very difficult to proceed. The two friends help each other up despite their injuries and setbacks. They keep climbing

ALMOST AT THE TOP

The determined two caterpillars finally through much struggle and injury make it to the top with one making if first up. He isn't there 2 seconds before he is knocked over and falls to the side. The other desperately holds on as he watches his friend bang into all sorts of others on the way down losing sight of him eventually.

WHAT HE FINDS...SHOCKING

He makes it to the top and sees everyone just pushing everyone else off the top. There is nothing there. No prize, or reward. No rest or comfort. In fact, there was no meaning or purpose in any of it yet caterpillars were dying by the thousands as he stood there. He decided to leave the top and proceeded to climb down

WARNING OTHERS TO NO AVAIL

He tried to tell everyone on the way down what he saw and how you will all die a meaningless death if you continue. No one would listen as he kept pleading while climbing down. He reached the bottom and ran into his wounded friend and he helped carry him off to a quiet distance away. Both came to rest at a beautiful place and were so tired that they decided to spin their cocoons and retreat from all this horror

TRUST YOUR INNER PARTS

Much to their amazement...they awoke butterflies and each flew into the first gentle breeze that came their way and the intended promise of a true and beautiful life took hold of them both. There was no struggle and no will...just the true being of themselves and the truest part was...it was always there waiting for them to come home

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Richie, what a beautiful story and so true...seems most people try to reach a goal, seeking something that may be greener on the other side...and all the time for naught as it is right in front of us if we just listen and wait.

Jul 11, 2012 10:12 AM #1
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Sweet Rebecca...the poster child for the post...thank you for commenting dear lady

Jul 11, 2012 10:50 AM #2
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Richie, you have much to share on lessons learned and I hope many who need them read them...being a better person is within all I hope!

Jul 11, 2012 12:48 PM #3
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Gin Gin.....I am very pleased that you dropped by today...Rhode Island is safe and sound

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