Once upon a time, there was this beautiful, Young Girl who lived in a city called Life.
Unfortunately, this girl had not been born perfect and this imperfection worried and disturbed her. Apart from this, the Young Girl was kind to her family and her friends. She worked hard at her job and was mostly happy, but never felt she could be truly happy because of her physical imperfection. The fact was, this girl was really quite beautiful and nobody except her ever noticed that there was anything wrong about her at all. In spite of this, and in spite of all the admiration she would receive, the Young Girl felt she needed to “change”. She felt she HAD to change, so that she could find what she really yearned for – True Happiness.
What the girl did not realize, was that every change comes at a cost.
The need to change became so strong and the girl became so impatient, that she made a decision to stop her work and to try something completely different. The Young Girl had heard that there were certain paths through the City of Life, which looked incredibly interesting and absolutely wonderful. She had heard that some of these paths were full of mystery and danger, but also held the chance of great opportunity.
Innocent of the depth of the dangers that lurked behind the beauty and mystery of these paths, the Young Girl made a decision – she was going to go down the Central Path.
For the next six years, the Young Girl journeying down the Central Path.
The hardships she had to endure were more than she could ever have imagined – she had become blinded by the glitter, the false fame, the false admiration and the false love. She had no idea that all the glitter was really of no substance – all the words, all the promises she had heard from the Admirers were worth nothing – they all belonged to the illusion, for which the Central Path had become famous. Although the Young Girl had set out to change her life and ultimately to find True
Happiness, all she had achieved was to change herself in such a way, that she could cope with the lies, the cheating and the deception she was witnessing. The Young Girl had become a Woman – no longer the innocent, beautiful, compassionate Young Girl, but a Woman. A Woman who no longer shone with the beauty. No longer showed the compassion. Due to the pain and suffering, the Young Girl had lost the ability to discern truth from deceit.
With her feelings so blunted, what the Young Girl had failed to notice was that one of the “Admirers” was not really just an admirer – he was “different” – he had been sent on a mission.
The Man was patient. Despite his patience, if the Woman felt or was reminded of the past pain inflicted upon her from her Admirers, she would become extremely ugly. The ugliness had always been so shocking to the Admirers, that were then motivated to try more and more lies and tricks to change the ugliness back into the Young Girl – and so get what they wanted.
Unfortunately, by the time the Man had found her, the Young Girl had almost ceased to exist – the ugly Woman had almost completely taken her over. The Man was different. The difference was that he was genuine. He could also see the beauty of the Young Girl hidden behind the ugly shell
of the Woman. The Man somehow knew that he had been sent, he knew it was his destiny to free the spirit of the Young Girl from this ugliness. He knew that only then, could the girl find True Happiness. However, in spite of the Man’s love, the Woman fought and fought to retain her hold on the Young Girl. The closer the Man got, the uglier the Woman would become until one day, something happened.
The Man suddenly sensed that it was not his destiny to be with the Young Girl always – it was only his destiny to free the spirit of the Young Girl. Something “higher”, powerful, something pure and Good was to take over the Man’s role in guiding the Young Girl towards her True Happiness. However, when the Man’s heart was led away from the Young Girl, he did not recognize that he had achieved what he was sent to do –
he was just deeply upset, as he thought he had failed the Young Girl, whom he had loved. The Young Girl too was extremely sad. She found herself in a state of shock and disbelief. But something had changed – the Young Girl had broken the power of the ugly Woman, who had gradually managed to take control of her over the years. The Young Girl became truly beautiful again – again, she was compassionate and understanding.
She tried to contact the Man, but he could not reply – he was not allowed to reply until the Higher Something permitted. The Man yearned for the love he had once had in his heart, but he could not feel the same love – in stead, he found understanding. The Understanding told the Man that he had to let the Young Girl go, so that her freed spirit could
continue her journey to True Happiness and finally meet the person she would spend her life with. He understood, that he must let the Young Girl start again and, using the Good that the Higher Something had given back to her, she was to journey through the City of Life with only the Good to guide her.
Ultimately, the Man knew that the Higher Something was right and that the only way the Young Girl could reach True Happiness in the City of Life, was if she herself used the Good within her and began to build her own future. The Man had to accept his destiny – he had to let the Young Girl go, but prayed hard to the Higher Something that it would remain with the Young Girl, until she had reached True Happiness.
At first, the Young Girl was confused and, like the Man, deeply sad. But just as the Man had began to understand, the Young Girl also began to understand. So she set out again along the journey through the City of Life, knowing that she had to rely on the Good and upon herself to guide her towards True Happiness. She knew the journey would not be easy, but also knew that this fact would make True Happiness even more wonderful, when she had reached it – by being led by the power of the Good.
‘Fairy Tales’ do come true, but sadly he came in a bad time.
He was the reason behind how I found my “true happiness” in
a cruel world.