The Echo of Life

The Echo of Life

Montblanc (photo courtesy Paulo Coelho)


A father and son were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, the boy fell and screamed loudly. To his surprise, he heard his voice repeating somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!” Curious, he shouted again: “Who are you?” He received an answer: “Who are you?” And then he screamed to the mountain: “I admire you!” The voice answered: “I admire you!” Angered at the response, he screamed: “Coward!” He received the reply: “Coward!”

He looked at his father and asked what was happening.  The father smiled and said: “My son, pay attention and he shouted at the top of his voice: “You are a champion!” The voice echoed: “You are a champion!” The boy was surprised, but still did not understand. Then the father explained:

“People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.” It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”

(A beautiful traditional tale)

10 Responses to “The Echo of Life”
  1. Annie says:

    Shouting to you dear Priya : you are magnificent!!

    Love and Gratitude

  2. shail says:

    How true! you do share the parables very thoughtfully:)
    Someone once told me: if you call your children by an honorific like ‘Aap” they will address you likewise,
    if you call them “Tu” , dont be surprised if thats what you get back..

  3. Dances With Crayons says:

    Beautiful story, life really does echo.
    Thankyou dear Priya!!
    Love, Jane xo

  4. kEALAN says:

    I just got a deeper understanding of Feng Shui! Thank you for posting.

  5. Dr Pooja says:

    lovely story to compliment Father’s day
    A Dad is a person
    who is loving and kind,
    And often he knows
    what you have on your mind.
    He’s someone who listens,
    suggests, and defends.
    A dad can be one
    of your very best friends!
    He’s proud of your triumphs,
    but when things go wrong,
    A dad can be patient
    and helpful and strong
    In all that you do,
    a dad’s love plays a part.
    There’s always a place for him
    deep in your heart.
    Happy Father’s Day
    Dr POOJA

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