Saturday, February 9, 2008

Hold my hand...

Read this little story somewhere on the internet ~

A Little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.The father was concerned for his little girl so he asked his daughter,"Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river."The little girl said, "No, Dad. You hold my hand.""What's the difference?" Asked the puzzled father."There's a big difference," replied the little girl."If I hold your hand and something happens to me,chances are that I may let your hand go.But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens,you will never let my hand go."

This small story immediately struck a chord with me.

The moment I read it, I felt that this is what I want to pray to God, Ishwar, Allah or whatever you name that superpower; who looks over us and loves us and cares for us, that ~

"Oh lord, please you hold my hand. I have more trust in your love for me than I have in my love for you.
In this journey of life today I might be holding on your your hand, but there might be times when my eyes would be dazed by the brightness of the petty things around me and I might feel like leaving your hand and touching them.
There might be times when I would be would be attracted towards the hollow fanfare of this world and feel tempted to leave your hand and run after them.
There might be times when I would see victory, success, fame, love, friends, luxury and feel that I dont need to hold on to your hand.
There might be times when I would face failure, dejection, depression and my mind would be clogged with doubts about you and your ways and I would start questioning your whole existence.
In all these times, if I am holding your hand, I might leave it anytime. But if you are holding my hand, I know that whatever happens, you will not let go of my hand, ever...."


Umang said...

Certainly it very very touchy blog.

Let me stretch this story li'l further. Upon the request of daughter father holds her hand. after walking few steps, father realized bridge is damaged in the middle and it could possibly be dangerous to walk over it. He told daughter we are not going to go further.

Now daughter could possibly be react in two ways

1) where daughter because of her immense faith and love happily walks with father way back to where they started from

2)Seeing natural beauty on the other side of the river daughter did not like the idea of going back and started cursing, crying and criticising father for his act.

I can go further on this story line but the point i am trying to put is choice is of daughter's. It is daughter's (our) duty to have faith and conditional love for god. At physical level father (god) can have control over daughter but mental level it is daughter's(we) control and we can not held him responsible for it. Be connected with him mentally and he will definately take care of ourselves.

Jagriti said...

thanks for ur observations, umang....i agree, it is at the end the choice that we make...but arent our choices also made by His will...? Just a thought...

tryndtest said...

I is like chicken or egg? Even i was also of the same opinion but truely speaking then what is that human has which other species on this earth do not have? Ofcourse .........ability to make a choice.

I have experienced through out my life whatever wishes i have made, had been fulfilled so far. And that is what helped me having a faith in god. Now i feel its my duty to take a step towards "him". I would say as per your one of the resolution that "Last year he took steps and this year it will be my turn to take a "step" towards "him".

In nutshell - If "he" has given us ability to make a choice obviously "he" will make sure that we should have power to make choice on our own will. If you will think deeply its like accepting responsibility and making ourselves accountable for our own acts we can't escape saying its "his will"......

"Earth wind and rain and fire,
Wealth power love desire,
One goal to live for before we die,
One taste of glory,
One mouthful of sky..."