Recognize that no one is better or worse than you regardless of what they have, or what they look like. You have greatness within you!
A Chinese man was slaving away in a mining camp and became in desperate need of a drink of water, and suddenly a merchant passed by pushing his beverage cart! The man pleaded and begged for the merchant to give him some water to quench his long desired thirst. The merchant obliged with a smile, and the pleading man gave thanks for the much water stating, ” I wish I was merchant so I could not have to work in this dirty mine and live with more dignity and abundance”, and poof his wish was granted and he instantly became a merchant.
The newly minted merchant was happy in his new stature for a short time and then the emperor came to town, and as the emperor drove past him is his horse brigade the merchant had to bow to honour the emperor. The new merchant said out loud ” I wish I could be an emperor so I would not have to bow before anyone”, and poof his wish was granted and he instantly became an emperor.
Now with the excitement and power of his new role in the world as an emperor the man was happy because he would not have to bow to anyone anymore, but his desire for more hadn’t been satiated yet. He looked to the sun and thought, “if only I could be as powerful as the sun, life would be so much better” and poof instantly his wish was granted and he turned into the sun.
Thinking he was at the highest of the highs as the sun, he felt the immense power of the life creating rays but then clouds formed and blocked out his ability to shine over the world. He grew frustrated and said to himself, ” I wish I was as powerful as those clouds that have the power to block out my rays of sunshine”, and instantly as he said those words he turned into beautiful clouds.
As a cloud he felt very powerful in the world until he was blocked by a large mountain range and began to feel frustrated again, “if only I could be like these mountains I could hold the power to stop the movement of clouds”. Poof, his wish was granted and he was transformed into a beautiful mountain range.
Now feeling like he was the true power and glory as a strong and bold mountain range he stood in the world with confidence and happiness. But then suddenly he noticed a small man below who was chipping away at the mountain, and he began to yearn to be as powerful as this miner who had the ability to break down and move mountains!