You can never become strong by putting down someone else. Go and help someone today and you will realize how strong you are.
One girl was screaming at everyone in office. She had a loud voice which was loud enough to suppress everyone else’s voice in office. She thought she was a strong person and that is why no one could raise voice in front of her. She took pride in claiming that no one could win an argument with her. People were avoiding her because no one liked how she talked and what all she could say to win an argument. She thought that she was powerful but she was making fool of herself every time something happened. Once she was screaming at a gentleman and he kept smiling. Finally she asked him, why are you smiling. He said because I am happy. But why are you happy? She thought that he was laughing at her which infuriated her further. So you are laughing at me and he shook his head saying No. Then? Why should I laugh at you? I didn’t even hear what you had said. Then why are you smiling? In the morning when I was coming to office, I saw a small boy begging. I asked him why are you begging and he said that he needs to earn his food today. So I gave him my lunch. That small boy gave me a big smile and said THAANKOO. I am still trying to repeat Thaankoo in my mind which is making me smile. Saying this he went to his seat and started working. She could not work after that and went through many emotions. She felt angry, frustrated, depressed, lonely and finally she wondered. What was making this guy so peaceful and happy? Is he that strong? That nothing can shake him up like a tree stands tall and endures every storm. She asked him and here is the reply.
He told her that few years back, he learned a lesson that if you want to smile, make someone else smile. Not by pleasing someone but by loving someone. When you want to feel strong, give strength to everyone else. A tree gives strength to a creeper, grass, birds, many people who sit under its shed, children who eat its fruits and so on. But a person who feel it is becoming stronger by putting down someone else actually has no strength. He is like a creeper which is feeding on a tree or on the strength of others. It is your decision, you want to stand like a tree and support everyone else or you want to be like a creeper who feeds on others.
Do not try to put down anyone in this life. You may feel you have won at that time but you will never be at peace and your soul would never be happy. Even if you are true, you can speak your truth in a loving and peaceful way without putting down someone else. You can stay firm on your stand without shaking up yourself. If you really want to be strong, make someone smile, give without expectation and if you have nothing atleast give love. You will realize that you have made your soul stronger and you will see the light inside yourself. You will be able to fight every darkness around you.