The Three Billy Goats Gruff Reimagined. (2 min 25 sec)
Once upon a time in a meadow, there were three Billy Goats Gruff: Little, Middle, and Big. They sought to cross a bridge to reach the lush pastures on the other side. However, a fierce and bullying troll guarded the bridge, preventing anyone from passing.
1. The bridge to peace.
Like the goats seeking greener pastures, we all desire inner peace and happiness. Yet, inner 'trolls'—our fears and doubts— block our path. We must confront and transcend these inner obstacles to find true happiness.
The Billy Goats Gruff used their wisdom and teamwork to outsmart the troll. First, Little Billy bravely approached, saying, "Trip-trap, trip-trap, I'm just a little goat. But my big brother, who's much bigger than me, is right behind."
2. The power of trust.
Just as Little Billy trusted his bigger brother, we can trust in the power of love and goodness to overcome obstacles. Have faith in a higher love to face challenges on your path to inner peace.
Next, Middle Billy Goat followed and, when threatened by the troll, said, "Trip-trap, trip-trap, I'm just a middle-sized goat. But my big brother, who's much bigger than me, is right behind."
3. The strength of persistence.
Like Middle Billy's determination, we must persist on our journey to inner peace, even when faced with doubts. By moving forward and not giving in to fear and negativity, we will overcome all obstacles on our way to happiness.
Finally, Big Billy Goat Gruff, the largest and bravest, approached the bridge. He boldly declared, "I'm Big Billy Goat Gruff, and I'm not afraid of you!" He charged at the troll, who fell into the river below. The three billy goats then crossed the bridge and enjoyed the lush pastures on the other side.
Big Billy Goat Gruff's fearlessness reminds us that, like him, we can confront and overcome our inner 'trolls' (fears and doubts) with courage and love, leading us to fulfillment, just like the lush pastures on the other side of the bridge.