“After a big storm, a boy who spent his holidays at his grandfather's house, went to the balcony and asked:
- Grandfather come here, please! Can you explain to me why in the middle of this windstorm that huge Fig tree fell and this Bamboo that is so weak is still standing?
- Son, the bamboo remains standing because it had the humility to bend over the storm. The fig tree wanted to face the wind. Bamboo teaches us seven things. If you have his greatness and humility, you will experience the triumph of peace in your heart. See well:
The first lesson that bamboo teaches us, and the most important, is humility in the face of problems, difficulties.
The second lesson: bamboo takes deep roots. It is very difficult to pull a bamboo, because the size it has upwards, it has downwards too.
The third lesson: Have you ever seen a bamboo tree alone? Only when he is young, but before he grows up, does he allow others to be born beside him, he knows he will need them. They are always close to each other, so much so that from a distance they look just like a tree. Many times we try to pull a bamboo out of it, we cut it and we can't. As well as the most fragile animals that live in flocks, so that they get rid of predators.
The fourth lesson that bamboo teaches us is not to create branches. We spend a lot of time in life trying to protect our branches, which are nothing more than insignificant things to which we give priceless value. To win, you have to lose everything that keeps you from going up smoothly.
The fifth lesson is that bamboo is full of "knots". As he is hollow, he knows that if he grew up without us he would be very weak. Knots are the problems and difficulties that we overcome. Knots are the people who help us, those who are close and end up being our strength in difficult times.
The sixth lesson is that bamboo is hollow, empty of itself. Until we empty ourselves of everything that steals our time, that takes away our peace, we will not be happy. Being hollow means being ready to be filled.
Finally, the seventh lesson that bamboo gives us is that it only grows upwards. “