Monday, March 06, 2006

Law of Life

The tree that never had to fight
For the sun and sky and air and light,
that stood out in the open plain,
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king.

The man who never had to toil,
Who never had to win his share,
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man,
But lived and died as he began.

Good timber does not grow in ease;
The stronger the wind, the tougher trees;
The more the storm, the more the strength;
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In tree or man, good timber grows.

Where thickest stands the forest growth,
We find the patriarchs of both,
And they hold converse with the stars,
Whose broken branches show the scars
Of many winds and much strife,

This is the common law of life.

Nobody has "tip-toed through the tulips" to success. Success requires relentless and persistent effort, period. It takes a live fish to swim against the current, conversely, even a dead fish can float with the current! So, What is this "Law of life" thing? In very simple terms, we have to go through struggle to accomplish what we want, especially if it is something worthwile. Character is developed only in the valley's not the peak tops. When we face struggle in the eye and declare "dude!, you are not a big deal, I am going to kick your butt!" half the battle is won! I once heard somebody say "airplanes cannot fly without the resistance of the wind, ships cannot sail without the resistance of water", in the same way, there is no success without struggle! The hardest part for me is to remind myself about this "common law of life", since when I am going through a struggle it is not sweet..

so long!...



Anonymous said...

I love reading your blogs. Your selection of stories and poems and especially the green lines :):) are just THE BEST. They are so inspiring, thought-provoking and sometimes eye-openers. Wondering where you are because haven't seen any new ones in a while. Hope to read another good one real soon!!!

Thanks for taking the effort to put these together.

samcam said...

Anonymous, thanks for you comments. I had to take a little break with this blog. But now I am back in the swing of things. Thanks again! and keep visiting.. and drop a line or two!