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The Rose Within

Post by Wind-Dancer on May 17th 2010, 11:04 pm

The Rose Within





A man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it.

He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom... it died.

So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth, grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects.

We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. We never realize our potential.

Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another, and find the rose within them.

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Post by Linda on May 18th 2010, 12:09 pm

Giving Flowers I love this story Wind-Dancer, thanks! (-:
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Post by Vanilla2 on May 18th 2010, 2:41 pm

When a lesson has been told to us in a visualising way as this story has, we tend to digest it quicker and has more of an impact on us..

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Post by Spirit-Being on May 18th 2010, 3:45 pm

Beautiful Story Wind-Dancer Hugs

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