Inspirational stories part 1 : Inspirational stories have the unique power to ignite our spirits, instill hope, and propel us toward our own aspirations. In this collection, you will encounter narratives of resilience, triumph over adversity, and the indomitable human spirit. These stories are a testament to the extraordinary potential within each of us, serving as beacons of motivation that transcend boundaries and resonate universally. Join us on this expedition into the world of inspiration, where stories unfold to remind us of the limitless possibilities that abound when courage meets determination. Get ready to be moved and motivated as we explore the transformative power of these uplifting narratives.
Inspirational stories part 1 – The Two Wolves
The Two Wolves: An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
This story emphasizes the power of our thoughts and actions. We have the choice to nurture positive qualities and emotions or succumb to negativity. It encourages us to be mindful of what we choose to focus on and cultivate in our lives.
Inspirational stories part 1 – The Cracked pot
The Cracked Pot: A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on one end of a pole that he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.
At the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years, this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his master’s house.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its imperfection and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, the cracked pot spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.”
The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path. Every day while we walk back, you’ve watered them. For two years, I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table. Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.”
The story teaches us that each of us has our own unique flaws. We’re all cracked pots, but it’s the cracks and imperfections that make our lives together so interesting and rewarding.