A little wave was bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air… until he notices the others waves in front of him are crashing against the shore!
“My God, this is terrible,” the wave says. “Look what’s going to happen to me!”
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and says to him, “Why do you look so sad?”
The first wave says, “You don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t this terrible?”
The second wave says, “No, YOU don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean
– On the surface it may seem like we are separate, just like a wave bobbing around in the sea. If you were to go deeper in the ocean then wouldn’t you see and therefore understand that all the waves are actually connected?
This parable was written by Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays With Morrie. Grab a copy of his book here