Imagine you are dying of thirst in the desert. You ran out of water and know you are going to die. Your parched lips and dusty throat have been praying for a miracle, and so far, none has happened. You have given up all hope. Suddenly, in the distance you see a cloud of dust heading your way, and you think it might be a car or truck kicking up the dust. Maybe there is hope after all. In a few minutes a water truck emerges from the cloud and drives toward you. The driver gets out of the truck and comes over to talk. Now there is real hope. He notices that you are desperately in need of water, and so he gives you a speech on his favorite topic, water.
He points out that without water you will die. He explains that a water molecule
is made up of one atom of oxygen and two atoms of hydrogen, which is why it’s
called H20. He describes how lakes and oceans are full of water.
He informs you that hundreds of feet underground is an aquifer containing
millions of gallons of water. He explains how water comes down from the clouds as rain, and then evaporates and condenses to form new clouds high in the sky He explains that fog is nothing but water vapor.
He points out that your body is made up mostly of water, and the only way for you to survive is to keep your body hydrated. He explains the biochemistry of how water is used in the cells of your body. He tells you about the physiology of water as it circulates through your kidneys and is excreted in the urine. He
spends hours telling you more than you want to know about water.
Suddenly, he jumps back in his water truck and drives off in a cloud of choking dust without giving you anything to drink. You can’t believe your eyes and ears. This person could have saved your life, and instead of giving you water, he only gave you a lecture. It’s safe to say that you would have preferred he give you a drink and save his speeches for someone else. Speeches about water will not save your life. You must experience putting water into your body, or you will die.
Water is like unconditional love. It’s essential for life. People don’t need a lecture about love nearly so much as they need to experience it. We all need that unending eternal love.
reposted from a positivebutterflies link, http://realpowermaxingoutongodslove.com/Short%20on%20experience.htm