There was a well. Many frogs lived there. The well was their world. Some frogs believed that there was still a worlds outside. They tried to move out of the well. They were ridiculed by the ones who believed that there was nothing beyond that well. Some lost hope. Some saw it but couldn’t escape. But some managed to escape. They saw the world outside the well. They returned to help others get out of well. They became hope for many who believed and for the non-believers, they became a laughing stock.

So let’s talk about frogs and frog psychology today. Just kidding ๐Ÿ˜„. I am not a zoologist, I haven’t read biology after class 10th and this post has nothing to do with the behaviour of frogs ๐Ÿ˜›. I am just sharing an analogy that came to my mind once.

The well is our limited experience, our limited perception of world, the limited gross physical experience. Beyond this well is what is referred to as Divinity, the other aspects of reality. And we all are frogs. These frogs are of different types :

Non Believers : These don’t even believe in the existence of any other reality than what they perceive through the senses. Some of them may be strong enough to get out of well but they don’t even believe in the existence of something beyond so remain in the well. They deny the very possibility.

Believers : These believe in the existence of something beyond. These can be of different types

  • Some believe but for them it is unreachable. They think it’s impossible to get out. They believe that yes divinity is there but there is a virtual wall between them and divine. Such ones lack faith in their own possibilities. This virtual wall is one of the greatest obstacle.ย 

    Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you are right (Henry Ford)

  • Some are more courageous for they believe it is attainable, it is reachable. They try, make attempts and are often criticized by the above types for doing so. They may also be looked upon as fools.

Knowers : These don’t believe, rather they know. There is a difference between believing and knowing.

  • Some have seen and know that yes there exists something beyond. They couldn’t get out completely but their experience motivates them to keep moving. Now they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to non-believers.
  • The ones who manged to get out. They have achieved and come back to help others to come out of it so that they can also experience the beauty beyond.

There may be more frogs which I might have missed. But the question is, which type of a frog you are?

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