The Story of the Peacock and the Nightingale
Have you ever wondered why sometimes we feel empty and lonely, even surround by our loved ones? Did your mind ever struck with a question ‘Why God doesn’t love me, or I am the only one who is suffering all others are living their lives happily and stress-free?’ Yes – you guess it right – it is the feeling of insecurity and fear. Fear that if others really knew us that they would neither love us nor like us. We fail to see our own value, while simultaneously thinking more highly of ourselves than we should. In this weird paradox, we start comparing our lives to others and start counting our shortcomings and estimating how miserable we are compared to our friend, neighbour or even to our sibling. While competing with our fears, we always forgot how blessed we are in our lives.
Having an ambition in life is not a bad thing. However, there is always a thin line between ambition and greed. Even sometimes, I observed that parents might end up pushing their children so hard to achieve desired grades and different goals. To which kids usually ended up in frustration and demanding for more, without regard to what they have already.
I have started making short animated inspirational videos for children discussing fundamental values in a story-telling format. Every story will convey a message, in the end, to reflect upon whether we are leading our lives in the right manner or not? The first instalment of this series is the story of a sad peacock wandering in the jungle.
Let’s watch this beautiful story about a peacock who almost went the same way.