There was a fisherman who was very hard working in his job. He used to go fishing whenever he needed fish.

The fish would stay in the house till when its over and he would go for fishing again.

One day……..

When the wife of the fisherman was cutting the fish which her husband brought home…

She saw a pearl in the stomach of the fish.  She was surprised … A pearl… In the stomach of the fish???

My husband.. My husband … Come and look what I found!!!  What!!!!  Its a pearl… Its a pearl!!!

The fisherman took the pearl and went to his neighbour who sells pearls.

The neighbour stared at it and said,” No, I can’t buy it, its value cannot be estimated . but you can go to the manager of sellers in the neighbouring village maybe he can buy it from you.

So he went with his pearl to the  manager  and told him the story.

He said ,” O my brother, Whatever I own cannot buy this pearl. But I have a solution for you, Go to the chief of this village ,he is the only one who can buy this pearl.

Therefore ,he went with his treasure to the chief’s palace waiting at the door to get permission to get in.

When the chief saw him he said; I always look for this type of pearls. I don’t know how to estimate the price but I’m going to allow you to enter my special store and you are going to stay there for six hours, You should take what you want and that will be the price for this pearl,”

The fisherman said,

Sir, you can make it just two hours because six hours is too much for a fisherman like me.

The chief said, No, its supposed to be exactly six hours so that you take whatever you want, The fisherman entered the store and saw an exciting scene.

A section filled with diamonds, gold and pearls, Another section with a bed that if you just looked at it you would fall asleep. The last section had all the foods and drinks that a person would desire, The fisherman told himself;

Six hours????

That is too much for a fisherman like me?? What I’m I going to do in six hours? Well … Iam going to start with the food in the third section. Iam going to eat till I fill my stomach. So that I get enough energy to carry a large amount of gold.

He went to the third section . He spent two hours eating and eating and eating till he was done. He went to the first section. Once he got there , he saw the magical bed , He talked to himself again , I ate till got satisfied.

Why shouldn’t I have some sleep so that I get more energy to carry a larger amount of gold. This is an opportunity that will never repeat itself, What stupidity can make me lose it!! He went to bed … cuddled and fell in a deep sleep

After some time, He heard someone telling him; Wake up you stupid fisherman . Time is over. Whaaaaat???? I didn’t take a thing. Yeah just go out!!  Please … I didn’t have enough of what I want.

It has been six hours and your just here… You just woke up from your unawareness.

You want to add more jewels????  You should have worked to collect these jewels so that you go out and buy better food than even this.. And even more awesome and more comfortable bed than this. But you are unaware stupid man.

You only think in the box you are in. Take him out!!   No…No>>> please.. Please

The end of the story.         But the teachings haven’t ended yet

Have you seen the pearl? its your soul    >>>>>  its a treasure that is priceless!! But you do not know the value of that treasure,         Have you seen the store? its the WORLD >>. Look at its greatness. And look at how we have drowned in it.

And the jewels;  Are our good behaviour , And the magical bed ; It is our unawareness; And the food and drinks; Are our desire.

Now you my dear reading this story. You have to wake up from your unawareness and leave that magical bed. Go and collect those jewels besides you, Before your time is over.

The fisherman got out without anything because his time was over. Go and collect the jewels before your time is over.

I always tell people that there is purpose for you out there. Just take time and find it and for me I’ve found that there is only two essential items in this world and they both need to be observed as accurate as one can ever be. One is a partner and I don’t mean Kim Kardashian . I mean some one who’s actually real.  The other is what’s your purpose on this world, And we always tend to confuse purposes with trade.. meaning your work ie teacher or salesman is just your trade but a purpose could be giving even just a couple of hours every week to go and visit the sick and just pray for them or give some time to your local charity, We always think that charity is always about money!!

When death comes , your time is over , You cannot collect any jewels . Utilise your time cause we do not know when death is going to come us.

Almost half of the word purpose is maturity.  I used to think that maturity was about age and physical development??

How wrong I was. I have since found out that age is only but a number.

Maturity is when you accept other people the way they are and their level of maturity and without being byssi  I would sincerely give that trophy to my English off springs. Well done to you!!!!

Maturity is when someone hurt you and you understand their attitude and stay clear ,rather than trying to hurt them back which reminds me when I was a kid I think in year 2, my mum came to school and the teacher was complaining to her that my spelling was really bad, that I couldn’t even spell cow and I remember my mum telling her that a cow was too big for a 3 year old, And she suggested that maybe she should start with the small things like mosquitos, Grasshopper or even a butterfly.

Maturity is when you understand that what ever positive things you do, you do for your own peace and also stop proving to the world how right or superior you are;

I will leave you on a brighter note , A man saw a lion in the bush he knelt down and closed his eyes and started praying. when he opened his eyes he saw the lion kneeling down in front of him praying too, What a shock !!!

The man asked the lion. Are you a Christian too. The lion replied …. STUPID . Don’t you pray before you eat.

Spread your wings and stop thinking in one box , There is a whole big world out there, find it before you run out of time.