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Struggles are blessings

Be thankful to Waheguru for them

by Akal Purakh Di Fauj

Everyone on life goes through struggles sometimes or the other. When we are going through them we question Waheguru! We ask waheguru why he did this. This is a short story, of why the struggles waheguru gives us in life are not to hurt us but to help us.

A man found a cocoon of an emperor moth. He took it home so that he
could watch the moth come out of the cocoon. On that day a small
opening appeared, he sat and watched the moth for several hours as the
moth struggled to force the body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had
gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. It just seemed to
be stuck. Then the man, in his kindness, decided to help the moth, so
he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the
cocoon. The moth then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and
small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the moth because he
expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be
able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither
happened! In fact, the little moth spent the rest of its life crawling
around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never able to
fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the
restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the moth to get through
the tiny opening was the way of forcing fluid from the body of the moth
into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its
freedom from the cocoon. Freedom and flight would only come after the
struggle. By depriving the moth of a struggle, he deprived the moth of
health.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to
go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We
would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every
opportunity a chance.

Leave no room for regrets.