There once was a farmer who had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him. After searching among the hay for a long while; he gave up and sought the help of a group of children playing outside the barn. He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded.
Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch.
Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance. The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not?”
So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while, the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed.
The boy replied, “I did nothing but sat on the ground and listen. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”
A peaceful mind can think well than a worked-up mind. A few minutes of silence to our minds every day will notice how sharply it helps us to set our life the way we expect it to be!
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind and hence in some silence listen to oneself.