As I take in the exquisiteness of this blank canvas of a brand new year ahead of me, it feels VERY exciting.
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 true after all, isn’t it!
Just in time I remember the story of the humming bird in ‘Dirt! The Movie’. This a lovely story of a tiny humming bird who lived in a big forest. And the forest is caught in a big bad fire. All the animals are terribly overwhelmed and they don’t know what to do! Then this little humming bird steps up and says, I have an idea and soaks up the water from nearby and attempts to douse the fire. The other animals say to the humming bird, you are just one little bird and the fire is big as is the forest. So, the humming bird 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 all the way 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? It is as if to say, light particle is a tiny part of the bigger whole and light as a wave is the whole. Think about it, so also is water.
We are no different really!
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’m inspired to have a theme for each month going forward – both for myself personally and for Health Initiatives – and for Jan of 2019 it’s going to be ‘clarity’.
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