As I take in the exquisiteness of this blank canvas of a brand new year ahead of me, it feels exhilarating.
SO much to learn, SO much to give, SO much to do!
And I’m hearing a voice saying – ‘oh, you are just one person, Girija.’
Sigh! Yes. I’m not arguing. It is right after all, isn’t it!
Just in time, I remember the story of the hummingbird in ‘Dirt! The Movie’. This a lovely story of a tiny hummingbird who lived in a big forest. And the forest is caught in a big bad fire. All the animals are overwhelmed, and they don’t know what to do! This little hummingbird steps up and says, I have an idea, soak up the water from nearby, and attempt to douse the fire. The other animals say to the hummingbird, you are just one little bird and the fire is big as is the forest. So, the hummingbird says – “I’ll do the best I can!”
This felt so persuasive to me that I got SO much done! As I was humming to myself and working, I went back to the days of college, Physics lab to be precise. Those experiments to show how light is a particle and light is also a wave, remember? As if to say, the light particle is a tiny part of the bigger whole, and light as a wave is the whole. Think about it. The same is also true of water.
Each one of us is one small tiny human, and we’re each complete humanity too. Now, how powerful is this?
This means, whatever you do for your tiny self, you’re, in essence doing for the entire humanity. Right?
Wow! Just. Wow.
I offer you this for your contemplation practice, for the rest of this month:
“I am human, and I am humanity too. So, what I do for myself, am doing for the entire humanity itself” Girija