Tag: tales with morals

Stories of Wisdom For Life Lessons – Day 38


We all love a good story.

Stories that carry a lesson for life are my favorites.

When I find good some short stories that carry a moral or a message for personal development, I will post them here for you.

I’ve included one of my favorite wisdom stories above the LOG IN area.

It gives you an example of the kinds of tales for life lessons that will be collected here.

You can read many more of these life empowering messages after you LOG IN…


Has Life Handed You A Long-Handled Spoon?

Swami was having a conversation with Lord Shiva one day and said Lord, “I would like to know what heaven and hell are like.”

Lord Shiva led the Swami to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the Swami looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the Swami’s mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. However, the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The Swami shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. Lord Shiva said, “You have seen hell”.

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The Swami said, “I don’t understand”.

“It is simple”, said Lord Shiva, “It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves”.

Here’s the list of collected wisdom stories, added here as I find them. You will not be able to access these without being LOGGED IN:

1. Has Life Handed You A Long-Handled Spoon? 2. Daddy, may I please borrow $25? 3. If Anything Can Stop You, Let It!
4. The Hundredth Monkey 5. The Multiplier Effect 6. Muddy Waters
7. The Finger Pointing To Moon 8. The Fish Bowl 9. The Most Important Question
10. Shake It Off And Step Up! 11. If I Had My Life To Live Over 12. What Teachers Make
13. 14. I’ll be returning soon with more…!