YOU MUST BELIEVE!

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These are not my words. These are words from a movie I love – Kungfu Panda. This dialogue between Master Shifu and Master Oogway is truly inspiring. So I am sharing it.

Shifu: I… I… have… it’s… it’s very bad news.

Oogway: Aah, Shifu. There’s just news. There’s no good or bad.

Shifu: Master, your vision… your vision was right. Tai Lung has broken out of prison! He’s on his way!

Oogway: That is bad news… if you do not believe that the Dragon Warrior can stop him.

Shifu: The panda? Master, that panda is not the Dragon Warrior. He wasn’t even meant to be here. It was an accident.

Oogway: There are no accidents.

Shifu: [Sighs] Yes, I know. You said that already… twice.

Oogway: Well, that was no accident either.

Shifu: … Thrice.

Oogway: My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours, until you let go of the illusion of control.

Shifu: Illusion?

Oogway: Yes. Look at this tree, Shifu. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before it’s time.

Shifu: But there are things we can control. [Kicks the tree causing several peaches to fall] I can control when the fruit will fall. [One hits him on the head. Oogway chuckles] And I can control… [Tosses the peach in the air and chops it in half] …where to plant the seed. [Punches a hole in the ground and catches the seed] That is no illusion, Master. [Throws the seed into the hole]

Oogway: Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.

Shifu: But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!

Oogway: Maybe it can. [Covers the seed in dirt] If you are willing to guide it, to nurture it. To believe in it.

Shifu: But how? How? I need your help, master.

Oogway: No. You just need to believe. Promise me, Shifu. Promise me you will believe.

Shifu: I… I will try.

Oogway: Good. [Sees petals floating around him] My time has come. You must continue your journey without me. [Hands Shifu his staff]

Shifu: What… What are you…? [Oogway backs into the swirling petals] Master, you can’t leave me!

Oogway: [Starts to vanish] You must believe.

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Source : http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_Panda

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