I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with god.
“God”, I asked,“Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”.
His answer surprised me...
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light. I gave them water.The fern quickly grew from the earth.
brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the
bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo, He said.
“In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.But I would not quit. In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit.” He said.
in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the
fern it was seemingly small and insignificant.. But just 6 months
later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.