“Imagine you want to boil a frog, how do you do it?” John asked Peter.
“Well, I would simply place the frog into a pot of hot water.”
“Don’t you think that as soon as the frog feels the heat, it will jump out?” said John smilingly.
“How would you go about it?” Peter asked.
“Put a pot of cool water on the stove and then add the frog. Not sensing danger the frog will stay.” John said. “Next, turn the burner on low to slowly heat the water. As the water warms, the frog relaxes. The warmth feels good. As the water gets hotter it acts like a steam bath draining away energy and deepening the frog’s relaxation. The frog becomes sleepy and has less and less energy while the water is getting hotter and hotter. By the time the frog realizes its danger, the water is beginning to boil, and it is too late to take action. There is neither time nor energy left to do anything. The frog perishes in the boiling water.” John concluded.
Although after a quick internet search, I was relieved to learn this story isn’t factual (modern biologists have debunked the myth), the tale is still a metaphor worth simmering in!
Haven’t all of us, at some point in our life, remained in situations that weren’t good for us, that were slowly damaging our body, crippling our mind and stifling our spirit?
Are we paying close attention to what is going on around us or are we allowing ourselves to become complacent, not noticing when the ‘water’ is getting hot?
Keep testing the water, so you can leap before you boil.