InspirEmail No 345 - December 2019 - The Power of Silence
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The Power of Silence

An old farmer lost his very precious watch while working in his barn moving a large amount of hay. It may have appeared as an ordinary watch to others; however, it held a deep sentimental value for him as he received it from his father when he was a very young man.

After searching high and low in the large pile of the hay for a long time, the old farmer became very exhausted. He did not want to give up the search for his watch and requested a group of ten children who playing in a paddock near the barn. He promised an attractive reward for the person who could find his beloved watch.

After hearing about the reward, the children hurried inside the barn and went through and round the entire stack of hay to find the watch. After a long time looking for the watch, some of the children got tired and gave up. The number of children looking for the watch slowly decreased and only few tired children were left and the farmer gave up all his hope to find the watch and called off the search.

Just when the farmer was closing the door to the barn, a little boy came up to him and requested the farmer to give him another chance to look for the watch. The farmer did not want to miss any chance of finding it so let the little boy into the barn.

After about 15 minutes the little boy came out with the watch in his hand. The farmer was happily surprised and asked how the boy succeeded to find the watch while everyone including him had failed.

The boy replied . . . ‘I just sat there and tried listening to the ticking of the watch. In silence, it was much easier to listen for it and direct his search for the watch when he heard ticking’

The farmer was delighted to get the watch and rewarded the little boy as promised.

Moral - A peaceful mind can think better than a mind worked-up by a lot of noise and distractions. When search for a solution or answer sometimes it is good to allow a few minutes of complete silence for your mind to relax and listen.

Author Unknown


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