Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a farmer.
He owned a goose that made him eggs.
But these weren’t just any type of eggs. They were golden eggs.
What was the farmer going to do?
The farmer was so happy with them, he forced the goose to hatch more eggs every day. And the goose painfully obeyed, hatching egg after egg, until one day, the goose couldn’t hatch any more.
The farmer had killed the goose and couldn’t enjoy his golden eggs any more.
The moral of the story?
Never kill the goose that makes you golden eggs.
In life, of course, the goose represents you, your health and your ability to produce the fruit that brings meaning to your life.
Sometimes, we have a tendency to treat ourselves like the greedy farmer. We don’t respect the law of the harvest. We just want the golden eggs.
This is a stupid and dangerous approach to life because it harms us more than it helps us.
Think about this the next time you’re chasing that golden egg, whatever it might be.
The Law of the Harvest
Remember the ancient wisdom of successful farmers. They know there is a time and a place for everything to grow. They are patient and reap the awards after they have planted their seeds. They feed their geese and water their gardens, and so should you.
So, how are you treating your goose?
Are you more like the greedy farmer?
Let us know in the comments.
Now, go and treat yourself to some Easter eggs. It’s that time of the year.
Wishing you a great Easter!
Flickr photo: Gidzy
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