Moving into a New Level of Personal Growth

by Dr. Bobbie Stevens on May 3, 2010

I have a story that I tell in most of our courses and it seems to be very helpful for people, so I thought I would share it with you today.

There once was a Chinese peasant who had a fine son and he also had a horse.  He was very proud of his son, and it was most unusual for a peasant to have a horse, so all of his friends and neighbors would come over and say to him “How fortunate you are to have a horse”.  He would stroke his beard and say “How do you know that is fortunate?”

Then one day his horse ran away, and all his friends and neighbors came over to say, “What bad luck, your horse ran away” He would stroke his beard and say “How do you know that is bad luck?”

A few days later his horse came home, and brought 6 wild horses with him, so now the peasant had 7 horses.  All his friends came over to say “What good luck, you now have 7 horses”.  He just stroked his beard and said “How do you know that is good luck?”

Then a few days later his son was breaking in the wild horses and fell off and broke his leg.  The friends and neighbors came over to say “What bad luck, your son broke his leg”.  The peasant just stroked his beard and said “How do you know that is bad luck?”

The next week a war broke out and all the young men had to go to war except his son who had a broken leg.

This could go on and on, but you get the picture.  What appears to be good or bad may turn out to be just the opposite.  Therefore, we need to have another way to measure what is real.  In my book Unlimited Futures: How to Understand the Life You Have and Create the Life You Want,I explain a process that can bring you into a whole new level of personal growth and understanding.  This new level of functioning allows you to see and understand the perfect order of universal intelligence that governs our experiences.

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