Philosophy and its implementation

Most of you must have heard of this story. I came across this quite recently and felt it to be implement-worthy, and not one of the kinds where in you say – ‘this does not apply to real life’. If any one of you can point out the source of this story, please let me know. Am more than happy to link it here πŸ™‚

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth to a baby. It finds a remote grass field nearby a river and slowly goes there thinking it would be safe. As she moves slowly, she gets labour pain.

At the same moment, dark clouds gather around that area and lightning startsΒ a forest fire. Turning left, she sees a hunter who is aiming an arrow fromΒ a distance. As she tries to move towards right, she spots a hungry lionΒ approaching towards her.

What can the pregnant deer do, as she is already under labour pain..?

What do you think will happen..?
Will the deer survive..?
Will it give birth to a fawn..?
Will the fawn survive…?


Will everything be burnt by the forest fire…?
Can the deer go left..? No, the hunter’s arrow is pointing at her.
Can she go right…? No, the hungry male lion is approaching her.
Can she move up..? No, there the forest is on fire.
Can she move down..? No, that is where the fierce river is.

Answer: She does nothing. She just focuses on giving birth to a new LIFE..

The sequence of events that happens at that fraction of a second (moment)
are as follows:

In a spur of MOMENT, a lightning strikes, and blinds the eyes of the hunter…!
At that MOMENT, he releases the arrow missing and zipping past the deer…!
At that MOMENT, the arrow hits and injures the lion badly…!
At that MOMENT, it starts to rain heavily and puts out the forest fire…!
At that next MOMENT, the deer gives birth to a healthy fawn…!

In our life too, there are MOMENTS of CHOICE when we all have to deal with
negative thoughts from all sides. Some thoughts are so powerful they
overcome us, and make us clueless.

Anything can happen in a MOMENT in this life. If you are religious,
superstitious, atheist, agnostic or whatever, you can attribute this MOMENT
to divine intervention, faith, sudden luck, serendipity, coincidence, karma,
or a simple ‘I just don’t know’…!

The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply giving birth to a
baby, because LIFE IS PRECIOUS…!

Now I went around to implement this story since I read it first. Β Must say it helped a lot. To focus on what-must-I-do instead of thinking about the hundreds of what-could-I-do and what-should-I-do. But then life always throws you idiotic scenarios some days. Zack is bugging me to no end off late, with his I-will-work-on-the-laptop-even-if-my-house-is-burning Β motto and almost ‘PMS’-y mood swings. I can always throw the heavy telephone directory on his head to make him see some sense, but then I am having a clean record till date, in the area of domestic violence and wish to maintain so :mrgreen:

33 thoughts on “Philosophy and its implementation

  1. I completely believe in this concept, its similar to Manifestation and I have definitely seen the results. Though as basic human nature our focus tends to wander but TBH has been practicing it for quite a while and pushes me in the same direction.

    And about the last line, I can’t say the same. My record is far from clear but in a fun way πŸ˜›

    • Now what is this concept of Manifestation, hearing it for the first time πŸ™‚

      You do not have a clean record 😯 May be I will join your club soon πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  2. beautiful, powerful and thought provoking story. We need to take a decision in such times and if we are able to do that, it solves half the problem. There is something called magic.

  3. I just lost my granddad- the first tragic loss of a near and dear one, and a very tough week, I could really do with some much needed philosophy.. Inspiring story..

  4. Inspiring story Visha. Never came across this before.
    My husband too is in the “I-will-work-on-the-laptop–plus watch IPL- on tv-even-if-baby – crying and curry burning ” mode now, the fact that I don’t have a heavy telephone directory at home is keeping my record clean. Wonder if I could use the belan instead πŸ™‚

  5. Hey i loved the story, thanks for sharing it here…i too have had my share of those magical moments, thanks for reminding me of them…Hugs…
    Actually at my home it’s me who goes into I-will-work-on-the-comp or will-finish-this-book-today-itself mode πŸ™‚ Yes, hubby is a sane man, and his domestic violence record is clean πŸ™‚

  6. Such a great story and much needed moral. I haven’t read it before. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Between the quite and not-so-quite, it helps us look ahead and do what we must do πŸ™‚

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