A tale of Two Seas

As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a Sea. It’s so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You can almost lie down & read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35% – almost 10 times the normal ocean water. All that saltiness has meant that there is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead Sea –  hence the name “Dead Sea!”.

Heard anything about the “Sea of Galilee?”

Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both the Sea of Galilee & the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. Yet, they are very, very different.

Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with rich, colorful marine life. In fact, the Sea of Galilee is home to over twenty different types of fish. Same region, same source of water, yet while one sea is full of life, the other is dead. How come?

Here’s apparently why:The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee & then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in & then out – that keeps the sea healthy & vibrant, teeming with marine life.

But the Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has no outlet. The water flows in from the river Jordan, but does not flow out. There are no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day. Leaving it salty. Too full of minerals, unfit for any marine life.


The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan & holds it. It does not give. Result? No life at all. Think about it!

Life is not just about getting. It’s about giving….

We all need to be a bit like the Sea of Galilee. We are fortunate to have been blessed with knowledge, wealth, love & respect. But if we don’t learn to give, we could all end up like the Dead Sea. The love & respect, the wealth & knowledge could all evaporate! Like the water in the Dead Sea.

If we get the Dead Sea mentality of merely taking in more water, more money, more everything, the results can be disastrous. Make sure that in the Sea of your own life, you have outlets – many outlets – for Love, Wealth, Happiness and everything else that you get in your life.


Make sure you don’t just get, but you give too! Make that a habit – to share… to give … and experience life – experience the magic!


Courtesy: Mr. Sudhakaran


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