"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Wednesday

Thankful

I am sharing this parable I found, while looking for answers during these last few months.  Everyone can read this and come back with a different perspective. 


For me, I am thankful that it has shown me not to fear what i do not know.








So this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for each breath, each morning, each sunset, each unknown. 
And I am grateful for you.


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everyday.






Parable of the twins...

Once upon a time, there were twin babies that were conceived in the same womb; weeks passed and the twins developed into what they were suppose to be. As their awareness grew, they smiled and laughed for joy - "Isn't it great that we were conceived? Isn't it great that we are alive?! Together the twins explored their small world; finding their mother's cord that gave them life, they sang and leaped for joy again! "How great is our mother's love, that she shares her own life with us!" they sang...

As weeks stretched into months, the twins noticed however that each was changing, growing, getting bigger - "What does this mean?" said one. "I think it means our life in this world is drawing to an end" said the other.               

"But I don't want to go, I want to stay here always!!!"

"We have no choice...but maybe there is a life after birth?" said the other. "How can that be?" responded the one." if we shed our life cord how is life possible without it? Besides, we have seen evidence that others have been here before us and none of them have returned to tell us there is life after birth! No, this is the end!!!"

And so they fell into deep despair, both thinking out loud, "If conception ends in birth, what is the purpose of life in the womb? It is meaningless. Maybe there is no mother after all..."

"But there has to be a mother," protested the other. "How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?  

But the one could not be consoled,  defeatedly whispering "Have you ever seen our Mother? Maybe she only lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good..." 


And so their last days in the small womb were filled with deep questioning, and fear. 



But soon, the moment they had dreaded finally arrived... And when the twins passed from their small world into the unknown, they opened their eyes and cried - 

for what they saw exceeded their greatest dreams...


~Author unknown~



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32 comments:

  1. Wow what a great tale. Never thought of it like that before. Makes you think!!!!
    Have a great Thanksgiving. :))

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  2. Sure interesting, I always think that babies cry cause they wanted back into that warm comfortable spot. Expecially when calves are born on cold snowy days. But maybe it isnt?

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  3. We just never know for sure, do we? Happy Thanksgiving girlfriend...and many more.

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  4. Oh Feral I think none of knows what is ahead and that is the greatest gift we have received. If we knew everything that was to come we would give up trying, dreaming, and living.
    You my dear friend are one of those people that lives life to the fullest everyday and you will always be that way. That is a true gift.
    Why would we fear what we do not know. Life is great and we just have to realize some things are meant for us not to know for a reason. Just believing is a gift in itself.
    Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend you are loved. B

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  5. What a beautiful parable. I really believe that when we pass through the veil of this life to the next, it exceeds our greatest dreams. It is a comforting thought. I hope you were comforted by it. I am thankful for you and your great example to us all. Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey!! or dessert which ever you prefer!!!:)

    Susan

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  6. And Steve Jobs's last words were, as he looked over their shoulders and beyond his wife and children, "Wow! Wow! Wow!" Lovely, lovely thoughts. Sandra

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  7. I agree with Button's comments & yes, have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY with family & friends! Cheers girl! :-)

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  8. What a beautiful tale. I feel consoled by the thought of being born into a world of love.
    May he light your way with peace and grace.
    Have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

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  9. I never saw this take on life before and it certainly gives us hope. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  10. Wow, that's really neat, thanks so much for sharing it! Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving-enjoy:@)

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving, each day is a gift, and may yours be blessed. That is a beautiful parable.

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  12. This is the way I have always tried to explain death to my son, telling him that the little baby that he was in my belly was probably very scared to be born, just as we are scared to die. Its a big change. Your story puts it better than I ever did. Thanks for posting it and good wishes to you for much happiness. Your blog is very inspiring.

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  13. Beautiful! I'm thankful that you shared this with us. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  14. Beautiful parable . I am thankful also to have "met" you ! What and incredible woman you are and you sharing this journey with us is a gift in itself

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving Janice I hope you have a wonderful day. I'm thankful for you and your interesting takes on life.

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  16. wow. incredibly powerful. made me cry. thank you, dear janice! :)

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  17. That is a beautiful parable and I'm glad it helped you. I can see why it did. It's very powerful.
    Wishing you and Forestman a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  18. Thank you for sharing. I had never heard that story before. I really enjoyed it. I wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

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  19. That is a sweet parable. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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  20. Bee-utiful. And I too agree with Buttons. What she said was beautiful too. I am so glad you shared this with us. And I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    Cindy Bee

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  21. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!..enjoy your turkey day!!

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  22. Bless you dear lady! I am thankful to know YOU in your strength and faith!

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  23. Have a wonderful day! I love the parable, it certainly presents us with a different way to envision our life and our world.

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  24. A very good holiday for you and yours...we're thinking of you!

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  25. Just what I needed to read. Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  26. What an awesome story, I will never fear the unknown again.

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  27. THAT is a powerful parable! Hope your Thanksgiving was low key and wonderful.

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  28. That's a powerful parable! I have a child who was one that wanted to stay inside. It could have be far more than 9 month if she'd had her way! It took them forever to induce me. :)

    I hope you're feeling well. Have a good weekend.

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  29. What a thought provoking and amazing story.

    This has really given me pause. Would you be comfortable with me doing a link back to this post on my blog? I wouldn't do it without your permission.

    Hugs and blessings.

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  30. Belated...but hope you had a most wonderful Thanksgiving~yes, so much to be thankful for...

    enjoyed your photo walk too...that's good for the soul~

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