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Old Fox 004: Life 2.0

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Life 2.0

It is not often that you sit back and wonder, thanks to the paucity of time or I'd rather put it as disrespect of time. But then, some days you got to slow down. You got to ceasefire the fury of the moment and just be. Today was one such day. I asked myself 'Where are you going?' I'm afraid to admit though that I had no answer to that. Then I remembered a little story of two streams and found my answer. 

Once upon a time, there were two streams that were flowing towards the edge of the valley. Said one stream to the other, 'Friend, I'm afraid of the falls ahead. Why should we keep flowing like this?' To which the other stream replied, 'What are you afraid of? The falls should be exciting!' The first stream said, 'Exciting? There may be sharp boulders or slippery moss or strange creatures ahead.' The second stream had a hearty laugh. Then as they were nearing the edge, the first stream stopped to turn his flow. 

Years had passed and they say that the first stream is now a muddy mess of water infested with strange creatures. The second stream who joyfully took the plunge, faced sharp boulders, brushed through slippery moss and made friends with strange creatures, has now grown into a clear pond!

Well! Although it may seem easy, you can imagine the pain the second stream had to go through. But such is life - you got to flow to be able to grow. In this second phase of my life, which I lovingly will refer to as 'Life 2.0', I wish to write a little more, read a little more, be kind a little more and flow a little more. 

Keep flowing. . .

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At June 30, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Jack said...

Old Fox,

Your name itself clearly suggests how wise you are and thanks for sharing this motivational story. One needs to carry on with what one can do best to reach where one wishes to.

Take care

At July 1, 2011 at 9:39 PM , Blogger Oldfox004 said...

Jack Uncle opening my counter!
thats really a good sign...;)
here's an eclair for u >O<

glad u enjoyed the story from an old fox...hopefully i should stand upto the message:)

u too take care!

At July 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM , Blogger kanagu said...

Interesting story Vins :) Thanks for sharing.. you too keep flowing the wors.. you have a way with words :)

Thanks for the invite yaar but sorry for making a very late presence here :(

Like to see you more regular in this version :) :)

At July 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM , Blogger Oldfox004 said...

Glad to see u here, Kanagu!
and thanks so much for ur kind words, hoping to be more regular here...and also hoping that you will blog more often too! *winks

At July 5, 2011 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Alka Gurha said...

ABSOLUTELY loved it.

At July 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM , Blogger Oldfox004 said...

Alka Gurha
thanks so much!

At July 9, 2011 at 1:38 AM , Blogger Rachit said...

inspirational and quite true :)

Weakest LINK

At July 10, 2011 at 1:47 PM , Blogger Oldfox004 said...

:)yes, it is!

At April 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM , Blogger Charu Gupta's Blog said...

Hey Vinaya, nice thoughts and very well written. Simple and inspiring!


At July 16, 2012 at 9:32 PM , Blogger Oldfox004 said...

Charu thanks!
keep visiting:)


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