Once upon a time, somewhere that could be anywhere, and at a time that could be any time, a beautiful garden, with apple trees, orange trees, pear trees and beautiful rose bushes, all of them happy and satisfied.
Everything was joy in the garden, except for a deeply sad tree. The poor man had a problem: "He didn't know who he was."
“What you lack is concentration”, the apple tree told him, “if you really try, you can have tasty apples. See how easy it is? "
- Do not listen, demanded the rosebush. It is easier to have roses and "Do you see how beautiful they are?"
And the desperate tree, tried everything that was suggested to him, and as he could not be like the others, he felt more and more frustrated. One day the owl came to the garden, the wisest of birds, and seeing the despair of the tree, he exclaimed:
- Do not worry, your problem is not so serious, it is the same as that of many beings on earth. I'll give you the solution. Don't dedicate your life to being who others want you to be. Be yourself, know yourself, and to achieve it, listen to your inner voice. And with that said, the owl disappeared.
- My inner voice ...? Being my self…? Knowing me ...? The desperate tree wondered, when suddenly it understood. And closing his eyes and ears, he opened his heart, and at last he could hear his inner voice telling him:
- You will never give apples because you are not an apple tree, nor will you bloom every spring because you are not a rose bush. You are an oak tree, and your destiny is to grow large and majestic. Provide shelter for birds, shade for travelers, beauty to the landscape ... You have a mission to “fulfill it”. And the tree felt strong and sure of itself and prepared to be all that it was meant to be.
Thus, he soon filled his space and was admired and respected by all.
And only then was the garden completely happy.
And you ... do you let the oak in you grow? In life, everyone has a purpose to fulfill, a space to fill.
Do not allow anything or anyone to prevent you from knowing and sharing the wonderful essence of your being.
But above all remember, you can never know the purpose of your life if you do not surrender your heart to the one who created you. Knowing God is finding God's purpose for our life.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the saddle of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law meditates day and night!
It will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither; in everything he does, he thrives. Psalm 1: 1-3