Sunday, July 26, 2009

Conquering Fear


There was a lion who feared nothing except the crowing of cocks. A chill would go down his spine whenever he heard a cock crowing.

One day he confessed his fear to the elephant, who was greatly amused.
"How can the crowing of a cock hurt you?" he asked the lion.
"Think about it!"

Just then a mosquito began circling the elephant's head, frightening him out of his wits.
"If it gets into my ear I'm doomed!" he shrieked, flailing at the insect with his trunk.
Now it was the lion's turn to feel amused.

Our fears most of the time are like this, unreasonable. If we could see our fears as others see them we would realize that most of our fears make no sense.


Misanthropist said...

Indeed very thought provocative.
It makes me try and give up my fears now :)

Arunima said...

Thats worth a though bt hw cum u found this analogy?
dis description makes it more interesting.

AmitL said...

Hi,Misanthropist..,hey,that's great...keep me posted..the story was so simple,I was inspired enough to put it here..and,believe me,I've learned the hard way-there's nothing to fear but fear itself.
Hi,Arunima...honestly,I can't take credit for the analogy-I got it via email,just like many thoughts on this blog...if I find them inspiring,I reproduce them here,usually with my own views added,to show what inspired me.:)Great of you to visit here after quite some time.Tks.:)