Friday, November 12, 2010

Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

Just wanna share with you guys a spiritual story. The writer's name is not clearly stated but his/her story did give some impact to me.

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Savor the coffee, not the cups! The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

This story was taken from here
Manusia memang tak pernah rasa puas dengan apa yang kita ada. We always look for something more even we know what's in our hand is more than enough than we could handle. Sometimes we should learn how to appreciate things we already have and try to make use of them at the very best as we could.

Keep It Simple & Straightforward = KISS.

1 comment:

Ainen said...

or.. KISS: keep it simple, stupid!

hehe.. nice article though..

 
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