THE TEACHER AND THE STUDENT
A student asks a teacher, "What is love?"
The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the wheat field and choose the biggest wheat and come back. But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."
The student went to the field, went through the first row, he saw one big wheat, but he wondered.... may be there is a bigger one later. So he moved on...
Then he saw another bigger one... but may be there is an even bigger one waiting for me, he thought.
Later, when he finished more than half of the wheat field, he started to realize that the wheat is not as big as the previous one he saw, he knew he had missed the biggest one, and he regretted.
Disappointed, he went back to the teacher empty handed.
The teacher told him, "...this is love... you keep looking for a better one, but later you realise, you have already missed the right person...."
"What is marriage then?" the student asked.
The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, once again go to the corn field and choose the biggest corn and come back. But the same rule applies: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."
Again, the student went to the corn field, and this time he was careful not to repeat the previous mistake, when he reached the middle of the field, he picked one medium corn that he felt satisfied with, and came back to the teacher.
The teacher told him, "mm...this time you brought back a corn.... good, so you looked for the one that was just nice, and you had a great belief and trust that this is the best one you could get.... this is marriage."!!
Love manifests, not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly, and this feeling develops with mutual trust in eachother. To love someone is to see a miracle in them which is invisible to the others.
It is a gift of one's inner most soul to another so that both can be whole. It has nothing to do with what we are expecting to get, but only with what we are expecting to give - which is everything.
Love is a flower which ripens into the fruit at marriage. Marriage is that love personified. The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the temple or church or wedding hall. It's a choice we make, not just on our wedding day, but over and over again and that choice is reflected in the way we treat our husband or wife.
Success in marriage is much more than finding the right person, it is a matter of being the right person! What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much on how compatible we are, but how much we can deal with incompatibilities.
A successful marriage often requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. The more we invest in marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
Do not marry the person whom you think you can live with, marry the person whom you think you cant live without!