Long time ago,there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come every day, he climbed to pick apples to eat, sleep in the shade. He loved the apple tree and loved to play with him.
Later the little boy grew up and he no longer played every day. One day he came back to the tree and, very sad. Apple came to play with him, the boy said: “No, I can’t play with you; I want toys, but I have no money to buy them.” The tree said: “Sorry, but I don’t have money, you can sell all of my apples, and then you will have money.” The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. Then, the boy hasn’t come. The tree was sad.
One day, the boy arrived. He said: “I have no time to play with you; I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “I don’t have a house,” the tree said, “but you can cut off all my branches to build a house.” So the boy cut all the branches, and happily moved to build houses. Since then, again the boy didn’t come. The tree was lonely and sad again.
One summer day, the boy returned and the tree was so happy: “Come on my children! Come to play with me.” The boy said: “I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” Apple tree said: “You can take down my trunk to build a boat!” So the boy cut down her trunk, made a boat sailing, then walk away, haven’t come back. Tree was happy… But it is not true.
Many years later, the boy returned and the tree said: “Sorry, children, I don’t have anything for you but my apples.”
The boy said: “but I don’t have teeth to bite”.
“No more trunk for you to climb on.”
The boy said: “I am too old to climb now.”
“I won’t give you anything… the only thing left is my dying root,” the tree said with tears.
The boy said: “over these years and now I feel tired, I want nothing but a place to rest.”
“Good! Old tree root is the best place to lean on and rest.” The boy sat down, and apple tree was happy to tears…
This is a story of everyone. The tree is our parent. When we were young, we like to play with my mom and dad… After we brought up, we would leave them, but only when we have something to ask them for help or when we were in trouble, we returned to their side. No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could to make you happy. You may think that the boy is cruel to the tree but that’s the way all of us are treating our parents.
Take time out during the day for quiet time to listen to your inner voice. You may want to use this quiet time to meditate or pray. Regardless of how to use this time, the key is to eliminate all of the noise around, pay attention to your own heart. Quiet time breath can also help you focus. I know in a particularly busy days it’s hard to find quiet time, but it is very important, even if it’s just 10 minutes a day, you have to sneak away to seize it. Quiet time can make your life different; it makes you listen to god with your spirit, and reminds you of dialogue, he gives you the perfect love.
Be honest with yourself by paying attention to your actions. Facts speak louder than words, and they always tell the truth. What do your actions say about you? If you say you love your job, but your actions opposite, which do you think is more persuasive, words or deeds? On the other hand, if you say you’re not good at a certain job, but your actions opposite, this also is very important. How do you handle with this ability? You can think more in life. Be honest with yourself and establish the behavior before you act based on facts, not just your words.
Despite what your subconscious may be telling you, you can have love with no limits. The key is to unconditionally love yourself first.