One day a young boy and his father went for a walk. As they were walking the boy questioned his father, ‘Dad! What is my life worth for?’ Without having said anything his father gave him a rock from the bottom of a river and asked him to take the rock and go to the super market near their house and try to sell the rock. He then advised his son not to say anything until someone asks him a price for this stone. And when someone does so, just raise your two fingers but don’t say anything.
The boy followed what his father said and went to the super market. There, a woman asked him for his stone. She said, ‘I want to put it in my garden, how much is this stone for?’ The boy as his father said didn’t say anything but just raised his two fingers. The woman said, ‘I’ll take it for $2.’ The boy ran back to his father and told him what happened at the market.
The father then asked him to take this rock to the museum and do the same. The boy at once followed his father’s command and went to a museum. There, a man asked him the price of that stone. The boy again just raised his two fingers. The man said, ‘Ok, I’ll take it for $200.’ The boy was shocked hearing this and went back to his father.
His father this time asked him to take the stone to a precious stone store and show it to its owner. The boy did so and when the owner found that rock he said in amusement, ‘Where did you find that stone? It is one of the rarest stones in the world, what would you like to sell it for?’ The boy again raised his two fingers, and then the owner without any hesitation said, ‘Yes, I’ll take it for $200,000.’
The boy was totally astonished and ran back to his father. His father then said: ‘Son, do you now realize the worth of your life? Your attributes, colour of your skin, money, fame, lineage doesn’t matter until you realize your place in this world. It all depends on how you see yourself, how you carry yourself and how much you belong to own yourself. These are the people around you that makes you feel worth a $2 stone, or $200,000 precious rock, so always choose your friends wisely who can unveil the real diamond in you.
Always trust your instincts they are the messages from your Soul. They are the inner part of you that strives to make you whole and complete.