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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Believe in the Fish

I recently read a study done in New England. The study was about a fish.

This fish loved life. He didn't have to share anything with anyone, and he did nothing all day but eat minnows. The fish would eat and eat and was very content with life.

Then one day, one of the scientists changed the routine. Instead of dropping minnows freely into the tank, they placed the fish in a small glass tube. The tube was designed so that water could flow freely through it. The large fish could see the smaller fish, but as he tried his hardest to get to the food, he couldn't get to it.

This was his food! He didn't deserve this! As the fish got hungrier and hungrier, he would swat at the tube with his tail. No luck.

Harder and harder he would swat at that tube until the hunger became completely overwhelming. So he gave up.
He walked (or swam) away from that which could bring him the most good.
After watching this for a little while, the scientists pulled all the minnows out of the tube and dumped them freely into the tank with the big fish. Can you believe what happened next?

The large fish starved to death.
Why? What happened? The minnows were swimming all around him! The answer isn't obvious, but it is simple.
Once he stopped believing he could eat the fish, he no longer tried.

"behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can do no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words." -Alma-

Always believe.

Believe in remembering, believe in changing,

Believe in the fish.