I once met a fish on a camel. He looked at me as if I were a fish swimming a stream/river/lake . . . Perhaps, bigger still, a deep blue ocean. No thirst. Inhabiting a water I was born to, a well satisfied fish!
He looked at me one day as if I were different than he. Without "words" he gave me the impression he was thirsty, and was suffering as a result of it. I've watched and prayed for this fish (who, by the way, did/does appear to have times of refreshment "in the water") over the course of nine years now. In this observance, I have found this fish to be quite valuable. (Blessed is he who hungers and thirsts . . . he shall "see" God). His thirst is a gift.
How might I know this?
I, too, thirst.
i look forward to the day I can go home . . . to Heaven's water.
in the mean time, we fish have to swim beside each other! No one fish greater or lesser than another in our Maker's
Eye. Let us love one another for loving is of God. (John)
On Jun 9, 2014Mahesh Shah wrote :
Yes, 'fish on the camel' feeling i.e. feeling of discomfiture can only lead to seeking and finding the true meaning.
A similar anecdote from India talks about a teacher pushing his disciple's head beneath water level in a pond and then telling him that the anxiety & urgency with which you desperately wanted to come out can only lead to realization.
On Jun 10, 2014Todd Smith wrote :
I have been a thirsty fish for many years. I flop here and there (no camel) testing, seeking. So far no teachers have materialized. I will continue with my search - with open mind and grateful heart. Thanks for the good lesson.