Not Being A Victim!
Here is a great story about NOT being a victim. Enjoy!
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Being a Victim is Always a Choice!
I love this story because it’s such a great example of refusing to be a victim. It’s about turning every shovelful of harsh stuff that comes your way into something positive.
We all know that life is going to shovel dirt on us from time to time. The question is how to use that dirt to climb out of the mess we’re in. What usually stops us is the blame we’re busy putting on others or on the Universe itself.
Next time your find yourself being a victim
Next time you find yourself in a mess and acting like a victim, remember the donkey. Don’t spend any time at all blaming others or the Universe for why you’re in the situation you’re in, just use it all to climb out. Sometimes that means using your anger to climb out, or your sense of injustice or indignation, it doesn’t matter.
Just use it all to get where you want to go.
This story is by Hormuzd J Dadinath Check him out.