“If you can walk on the water, take the boat” by John Harricharan

“If you can walk on the water, take the boat” written by John Harricharan is a story about John, who is having some issues with his company recently. Out of a sudden there is very strange and intriguing man showing in his life – Gideon. As it turns out later, Gideon is working for God.

To be honest, as I’ve started reading this book, I was thinking, that it must be some kind of joke. It seemed to me, as I am having story for children in front of my eyes. But as I went deeper into it, I’ve realised, that no matter what kind of  book it is, I (and I hope you as well) can learn a lot from it.

I have been thinking for quite a long time, which way shall I expose to you, what have I red. It would be easy, but I don’t want to tell you, how this story finishes. Just in case if some of you wants to read it. What I’ve decided, I am going to present some quotes and short comments to each of them (note, there are much more valuable quotes in this book. What are you going to read here, is only peak of the iceberg of them).

Take some time to enjoy life. Everyone has same measure of time (…). It’s what you do with your time that’s important.

Gideon

Why I had picked this quote? Because this is something I used to think a lot about. I was wondering, how it can be possible, that some people can do double or even tripple amount of work than the others having same amount of time.

As I mentioned before in one of my posts, I am procrastinating kind of person. And well, I think my wondering proccess was one of the excuses, to make me not to do my work.

Well, this is the problem with our nature. We can do anything, just not to do what we need to do. And it is very important to be aware of this.

(…) you’ve been ‘going through’ experiences instead of ‘growing through’ them.

June, John’s friend

This is another thing, which seems very important to me. As a human-beings, we are making mistakes. We are going through many failures. But what we don’t do (at least some of us – including me sometimes) is we don’t learn our lesson. We are trying to errase everything what, according to us, was bad, without even trying to come to any conclusion.

The result of such behaviour is, that very likely we are going to make exactly same mistakes, as we are not trying to find out, what was the reason of our failure.

You care, so you try to make everything work right. When nothing seems to work right, you worry and become fearful and because of the fear, you short-circuit yourself.

Gideon

This is another quote, that catched my eye. Maybe, because very often I am guilty of it. When something goes wrong, we start to worry, instead of looking for solutions. We are scared of consequences of our action, so we just sit and worry. According to me, this is something worth, to be aware of.

To exist without chalenges would be boredom as its ultimate

Gideon

I have picked this as well, because I know a lot lf people, who don’t even try to do anything, but comain all the time, that they are bored (I think I was like this as well at some point). They have some dreams, but instead of trying to achieve them, thay are getting bored.

This is making me a bit sad, as so many people trying all the best to get a stuff done are complaining for lack of time, while others are wasting their time for getting bored.

People must learn that they are all shipmates on the common voyage of life and that they cannot sink their shipmates without sinking themselves.

Confucius (met on one of time-travels)

This is last quote I want to share with you in this post, but not least important. According to me, this is lesson, everyone should learn, no matter what he/she is doing. You cannot try to make other’s life hard. Maybe not right away, maybeater, but anything you do to someone, is going to come back to you. So it is worthed to make sure, we are helping others, instead of trying to pull their legs.

All of presented quotes are coming from book “If you can walk on the water, take the boat” written by John Harricharan and as I mention above, there is much more of them.

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