Don’t Postpone Love
Once upon a time there were two cart-horses. They worked together for many years, pulling the cart of a peasant.
Over the years, they often argued with each other, complaining that the other was not keeping to its side or was going just a little quickly or just a little slow.
It realised that during all the that they had worked together, it had not even once told the other horse how much it valued its company & its faithful help in pulling the cart. Now the chance was gone forever.
The horse was ashamed & resolved to lead a different life in future . Whoever its new partner was going to be, things were going to be different.
But time passed, & the horse forgot. One day, it caught itself in exactly the same kind of behavior that it had sworn never to engage once again.
The horse could not understand why it had returned to its old ways.
That evening, in stable, the horse decided to seek out the peasant’s donkey, which had a reputation for wisdom among the animals.
The donkey listened t horse’s story. Eventually, it replied.”It is good that you have noticed what has happened.
If you truly want to change, this is possible; but it will, for a long time, cost you, your peace of mind. Are you prepared to accept this?”
The horse replied that it definitely did not want to return to its old ways. Anything was better than that.
So the donkey continued,” There is one very simple, & at the same time very hard thing that you have to do.
There were tears in the horse’s eyes. The donkey continued,” Only if you remember death, will you become strong-willed & alert enough not to postpone love. This is my advice to you & in following it,perhaps one day you may come to know that which is DEATHLESS.