Desert Thirst and Ocean: Container of Orange~Juice that Never Empties

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  1. Revirio profile image54
    Revirioposted 12 months ago

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    Suppose, we are traveling through desert. Our destination is the ocean. Our target ought to be how to cross the desert quickly? Right?

    Each of us is given a container/bottle that is strapped at our shirt, on our back, along the spine. The bottle is filled with orange juice. Some of us are not endowed with hands; they are armless. So they can never unstrap this container. Some have containers, but there is no juice in those containers. Some have containers from which flow unlimited orange juice — a container that never empties. If they have a benevolent heart — they may share their excess juice with others. But you must not pose any hindrance/obstruction in their journey. They are trying to cross the desert as quickly as possible.

    Each of us is also given seeds of the orange tree in both pockets of our pant. Some travelers stop, and try to plant those seeds in the desert — and wait for the orange tree to bloom. This waiting is what is termed in the world as "romantic love".

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Waiting, not sure if it is romantic love.

      Maybe the individual does not have a strong emotional response to love?

      What if they've suffered in the past and are overly cautious with you now?

      Perhaps they don't love you, but they don't want to be alone? They are with you but are not serious.

      What if they truly love you but are performing mind games to keep you guessing?

      Or maybe they want to be "convinced."

      This is Earth and in human love anything is possible smile

    2. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Some have containers from which flow unlimited orange juice — a container that never empties. If they have a benevolent heart — they may share their excess juice with others. But you must not pose any hindrance/obstruction in their journey. They are trying to cross the desert as quickly as possible.

      I was going through forums and came across this post. We all had a great time exchanging our thoughts here. These words from your post are quite profound and must be understood. Many times, we begin to rely on people just because they are kind enough to help and support us. Let it be emotional support, or whatever. This, however, is incorrect and unkind. We should not take advantage of other people's kindness and generosity. smile

      Blessings to you!

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        So true.
        Sometimes it's easy to use people without realizing it...because of their kindness.

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          When kindness is not returned. It's painful. It reminds me of these lines:

          Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
          Give the world the best you have anyway.
          ~ Kent M. Keith.

          These are some of the words from a very uplifting and interesting poem. I will be sharing the complete poem on another forum. smile

  2. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 12 months ago

    whatever benefits others is good for the nourishment of our souls. We should help and respect others. So it's always a good idea to stop and and try to plant those seeds in the desert and wait for the orange tree to bloom. Its a long term benefit for ourselves and others. If it will ever benefit anyone, your name will be kept in others good books. It can be termed as Universal Love. 'Love for everyone' not a Romantic Love, in my opinion.

    For genuine people respect counts more than love. smile

    1. Revirio profile image54
      Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      What a great reply. . .  Bravo! smile

      +1

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much, Aiden smile
        Stay Blessed!

        1. Revirio profile image54
          Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          smile

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    Misbah
    I live your reply.

    You always have kindness in your heart .

    Sweet!!

    Bredz

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      You are also very sweet, Bredz. God bless you. Ameen!

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    Lol...love ...not live

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Lol! big_smile

  5. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    For me, I don't think I'd be crossing the desert.  Especially with only one bottle that might be empty.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Bredz, I am not gonna cross that desert without you wink You can take my bottle. It's full big_smile

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Awe...you are sweet Misbah, but I think we'd need more than one full bottle.

        Lol.

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Ha Ha! Loved it ! Okay, two bottles for you. All is yours smile I can stay thirsty. Maybe we'll be able to find an orange tree that someone might have planted in the desert. Isn't it true that hope is what keeps us going? smile

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Hope is indeed what keeps us going gal.

            No doubt, I'm sure we would stumble across a few trees with delicious fruit.

            1. Misbah786 profile image86
              Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, we will smile

    2. Revirio profile image54
      Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      People who have done a lot of good deeds in the world, do get the power to teleport themselves out from the desert. smile

      +1

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Lovely imagination

        1. Revirio profile image54
          Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you. smile

      2. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        +1

        Beautiful imagination, Aiden.

        The real concept behind your words is amazing and genuine. I really loved it! Send out positive energy, and it will come back to you without a doubt. smile

        You have a very creative mind... smile

        1. Revirio profile image54
          Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

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          1. Misbah786 profile image86
            Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            smile

            1. Revirio profile image54
              Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I had written "Thank you" in the post that now shows Deleted marker. It might have been deleted because it was considered a duplicate post.

              Anyways, I thank you again. smile

              1. Misbah786 profile image86
                Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                No clarifications needed, dear friend. I know about these forum glitches. I can still see your deleted comment on chronological tab.

                See: https://hubstatic.com/15798610.png

                You are always most welcome. smile

                Thank you so much for your kindness. I really appreciate that.

                Blessings always!!! smile

                1. Revirio profile image54
                  Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  smile

                  1. Misbah786 profile image86
                    Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Stay blessed!!

  6. Moondot1822 profile image95
    Moondot1822posted 12 months ago

    You have created some beautiful lines. Life is the name of fluctuations. No one is perfect here. In this era, don't expect that if you don't have hands, others will give you all that you deserve or what is yours. They will definitely reserve some for themselves. 
     
    But no doubt, there are good people around us who have the aptitude to help others without any benefit. We should value such people. 
     
    Love comes from the soul. For me, today's love is not love. It is simply taking advantage of one another in the name of love. Love is self-sacrificing. It is something that cleans your soul. It wipes out negativity and malice from the heart. 
     
    We are becoming ineffectual. Love is fading, and selfishness is subsisting. 

    1. Revirio profile image54
      Revirioposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      What a beautiful post, Moondot! Thank you. smile

      +1

    2. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Bitter Truth, Moon. However I believe, there's always two sides of every coin.

      The points you mentioned are true. However, It's happening because we are taking love just as a word. Love is, in fact, a verb too. It requires action. As the saying goes, "action speaks louder than words." The same is true for Love. The acts show if you love someone or are taking advantage of them. If there is love, it will be obvious, It will be clear. We don't need words to tell someone that we love them.

      It is up to us to discover love in words or actions. Words are deceptive, but actions are not. Make it a verb rather than just a word. And everything will get as clear as crystal.

      There still are people in this world who do self sacrificing. But yes, they are rare.

      Allah says in Quran:

      'Surely We will test you with a bit of fear and hunger, and loss in wealth and lives and fruits, and give good tidings to the patient.'
      -- Surah Al Baqrah verse 155.

      We have to be patient. Positive energy always brings back positivity. smile

      True Love is only God's Love, yet human love, and thus love for humanity, also comes from Allah. The source is One and that's God (Allah)

      Stay blessed, dear sister!!!
      Lots of Love to you!

      1. Moondot1822 profile image95
        Moondot1822posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Misbah, when there are mean people around you and you try hard not to be like them. But there comes a time when that environment seems to dominate you and you want to find a way to escape. But you can't. And this is the hardest time to live.
        And I totally agree with you that true love is only Allah's love. And He commands us to love humans. You have a beautiful soul, dear sister. May Allah bless you.
        Lots of love to you too.
        Stay safe and healthy...

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you so much, Moon. You, too, have a lovely heart and soul. Let's just do our part and let Allah do the justice.

          May Allah shower you with abundant Blessings. Ameen!

          Love you Heaps, dear sister. smile

    3. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Great words EK

  7. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 12 months ago

    I also believe that love is unconditional and requires nothing in return. However, because we are humans, we have expectations. The only pure kind of human love is when you want nothing in return, such as when people love animals. They don't demand anything in return from animals. That is an example of pure love. Love should be that way, I believe.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah
      Excellent example.
      If only people could be like our fur babies.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Seriously, Bredz, if I could be any animal, I'd want to be a cat. They are loved a lot! big_smile

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I am a cat lady....
          Always have been.

          Let's just not be a stray kitty lost and alone out in the cold.

          1. Misbah786 profile image86
            Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Sweet! smile

  8. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 12 months ago

    I am enjoying this conversation back and forth, particularly about true love being a verb.  Good advice, Misbah!  As to the original post, there are those who carry the seeds, and those who plant them.  Let's all applaud the latter, for they are not only helping themselves, but potentially helping others as well.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Awww... Peggy, thank you very much. I truly enjoyed while having a discussion on this forum post. Yes, I feel that love should be considered a verb. We talk about love but don't act on it. As it is a verb, it should be expressed in the form of actions, I believe.

      Yes, the original post is extremely beautiful and profound. Thank you so much, my dear friend.. smile

      So glad you enjoyed it!!
      Many Blessings and Love as always!!

 
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