Hi good day ppl,
Like I mentioned in my few last posts, I am day in-out following Paulo Coelho's blog & books. This short story which answers one of his followers question is beautifully.
The follower is asking :
If coincidences are part of our destiny & if everything is written then what is the point in following your dreams?
He explains it in a short story similar to the one I had earlier posted: Vithal
The link to the Paulo Coelho's blog post:http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2011/01/26/is-it-written/
& the story is pasted here:
There was an old man who had a dream one night that he would be protected from a ravaging storm that would engulf his whole village.
The next day, as expected, a terrible storm came to his region. The first day a neighbor of his offered help for him to flee – help that he denied since he was sure God was going to help him.
The second day, when he had to take refuge in the second floor of his house given that the waters had taken over all of the first floor, a rescue team came to his house and offered him to get out of there – help that he again refused given that God had promised him to get out of there.
The third day came a helicopter to rescue him but he was adamant that God was going to save him.
Not long after he drowned and died. Once in heaven he complained to God: “why didn’t you help me as you promised?”
To which God replied: ” I sent your neighbor, a rescue squad and even a helicopter to which you simply declined!”
You see: things are written, but you need to be attentive to the signs that constantly try to remind you that life wishes you to be “saved”. And salvation is the path that leads you to your dream, your fulfillment in this life.
The Vithal picture is from the blog post:
Festivals: Lalbaugh cha Raja Ganpati 2010 http://nav-justanyrandomtopic.blogspot.com/2010/09/festivals-lalbaugh-cha-raja-ganpati.html
So be alert & attentive.
Do what your heart pleases, love yourself and your loved ones, kya pata kal hona ho :D