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What kind of Fruit Are You? Great Lessons In Life

  • Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:35 am




There are many great Lessons in Life that you can Learn from James Allen’s book, As A Man Thinketh. He says, 

“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. Their whims, fancies, and ambitions are thwarted at every step but their inmost thoughts and desires are fed with their own food, be it foul or clean. Man is manacled only by himself; thought and action are the jailors of Fate – they imprison, being base; they are also the angels of Freedom – they liberate, being noble.”

There are many great lessons in life we learn as we ripen to an old age. What kind of a fruit are you? Are you a sweet one or a sour one? If you are a sweet one, no matter what pressures you may have you would only react in a positive way. If you are a sour fruit, then You would react in a sour and negative way.

Being in touch with our emotions and having control over them thru Self Mastery gives great joy and happiness in the long run. It also speaks of our healthy Emotional Quotient, EQ, when we take responsibility for our lives. It brings harmony and peace at the individual level and eventually at the universal level when those vibrations spread. Thus we can create a beautiful world – a heaven on Earth!

As I read the following message in my email, the above quote from James Allen’s “As A Man Thinketh” came to my mind.

“‘If I were to squeeze this orange as hard as I could, what would come out?’ I asked him. 

He looked at me like I was a little crazy and said, ‘Juice, of course.’

‘Do you think apple juice could come out of it?’

‘No!’ he laughed.

‘What about grapefruit juice?’


‘What would come out of it?’

‘Orange juice, of course.’

‘Why? Why when you squeeze an orange does orange juice come out?’

He may have been getting a little exasperated with me at this point.

‘Well, it’s an orange and that’s what’s inside.”

I nodded.

‘Let’s assume that this orange isn’t an orange, but it’s you. And someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, says something you don’t like, offends you. And out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, fear. Why?

The answer, as our young friend has told us, is because that’s what’s inside.’

It’s one of the great lessons of life. What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside. It doesn’t matter who does the squeezing: your mother, your brother, your children, your boss, the government. If someone says something about you that you don’t like, what comes out of you is what’s inside. And what’s inside is up to you, it’s your choice.

When someone puts the pressure on you and out of you comes anything other than love, it’s because that’s what you’ve allowed to be inside. Once you take away all those negative things you don’t want in your life and replace them with love, you’ll find yourself living a highly functioning life.”

 How we react to different situations in life depends on the great lessons in life. A cultured soul is one who has refined his/her emotions to express his/her feelings with tenderness and love.