A man walking in the night slipped from a rock. Afraid that he would fall down thousands of feet, because he knew that place was a very deep valley, he took hold of a branch that was hanging over the rock. In the night all he couls see was a bottomless abyss. He shouted, his own shout reflected back--there was nobody to hear.
You can imagine that man and his whole night of scare. Every moment there was death, his hands were becoming cold, he was losing his grip...... and as the sun came out he looked down and he laughed. There was no abyss. Just six inches down there was a rock. He could have rested the whole night, slept well---the rock was big enough---but the whole night was a nightmare.
Fear is only six inches deep. Now it is up to you whether you want to go on cling to the branch and turn your life into a nightmare, or whether you would love to leave the branch and stand on your feet.
There is nothing to fear.
The stag and lion
A stag was chased by the hounds, and took refuge in a cave, where he hoped to be safe from his pursuers.
Unfortunately the cave contained a lion, to whom he fell an easy prey.
"Unhappy that I am," he cried, "I am saved from the power of the dogs only to fall into the clutches of a lion."
Out of the frying-pan into the fire.
The lion, the fox and the ass
A lion, a fox, and an ass went out hunting together, They had soon taken a large booty, which the Lion requested the Ass to divide between them.
The Ass divided it all into three equal parts, and modestly begged the others to take their choice, at which the lion, bursting with fury, sprang upon the ass and tore him to pieces.
Then glaring at the fox, he hade him make a fresh division.
The fox gathered almost the whole in one great heap for the lion's share, leaving only the smallest possible morsel for himself. "My dear friend," said the lion, "how did you get theknack of it so well?" The Fox replied, "Me? Oh, I took a lesson from the ass."
Happy is he who learns from the misfortunes of others.