When All Seems Lost …

My friend Paresh Borkar wrote on Facebook :

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth to a baby.

It finds a remote grass field nearby a river and slowly goes there thinking it would be safe, even as  labor pains start.

At the same moment, dark clouds gather above and lightning starts a forest fire.

Turning left, she sees a hunter at a distance, aiming an arrow at her.

She turns to the right and spots a hungry lion moving towards her.


What can the pregnant deer do, already under labor pains ?
What will happen ? Will the deer survive?
Will it give birth to a fawn ? Will the fawn survive ?


Will everything be burnt by the forest fire ?
There’s the hunter to the left, the hungry lion on her right.
Up ahead, the forest is on fire. 
Nor can she rush back the way she came : a raging river is in the way.



The deer did nothing. She just sat down, focused on giving birth to a new Life.

In just that fraction of a second, events converged …

Lightning struck and BLINDED THE HUNTER, even as he released the arrow.

The ARROW MISSED THE DEER, zipped past her

and STRUCK THE LION, injuring it badly.

And it rained torrentially, to PUT OUT THE FIRE !


In our life too, there are MOMENTS of CHOICE

whence we all have to deal with negative thoughts from all sides.

Some thoughts are so powerful that they overpower us, and leave us clueless.

Anything can happen in a MOMENT in life.

We may call it divine intervention, faith, luck, serendipity, coincidence, karma,

or a simple ‘I just don’t know’.

The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply to give birth to life.

She chose Life and Life chose her.

Let us keep positive insights in focus.

Let us be oblivious of all imaginary, negative probabilities.


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