Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Spiritual Thought for The Day

Redwoods in contemplation - courtesy of controltheweb under a Creative Commons License
Redwoods in contemplation – courtesy of controltheweb under a Creative Commons License

I received this via email today from a very good friend… I simply had to pass it on!!!

The Buzzard: If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

THE BAT: The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

THE BUMBLEBEE: A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

PEOPLE: In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up!

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10 Comments»

  Locksley Gayle wrote @

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  tobeme wrote @

Yes, we are often hampered by our lack of vision. There is always a way out, we simply must be aware enough to see it. Great post, thanks for sharing.

BTW – did you know that a house fly has to jump before it flies. I know this may be gross however if you place your hands right above a landed fly and clap the fly will always jump straight up into your hands.

  cordieb wrote @

@Mark. Actually, no. I didn’t know that!!! As gross as it seems, I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!!! We all have to put forth some motion before we can soar. . . even if it’s only in our mind….don’t you think? 🙂 🙂

Peace, Light and Love. . . C.

  Rachel wrote @

As a person who surfaced from fear of height…don’t look down.

  cordieb wrote @

@Rachael. I hear ya. . . I’m delighted you overcame your fear of heights; I’ll take your advice and avoid looking down too!

Blessings sister of love…

  gypsy-heart wrote @

I did not know these very interesting facts, and it was a perfect analogy for humans. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this, CordieB.

I am re-reading a book that was life changing for me when I read it the first time. It’s “Creative Responsibility.” It helped me “fly” the first time..some new chapters in my life now, and I preparing to fly again. I had forgotten how powerful this inexpensive simple little book is…self empowering.

Good energies and peace of heart to you, my dear!

  rawdawgbuffalo wrote @

like a classic african prover it was

  enreal wrote @

Cordie… your words put a smile on my heart… and not to mention my face… haven’t been smiling a great deal as of late… perhaps I shall look up for an inspiration 😉 or maybe spend some more time here… thank you my friend

  Molly wrote @

Here’s to looking up, Sister!

  cordieb wrote @

@Gypsy Heart. I’ve got to get that book. I really need some empowerment right now. I’m really trying to keep afloat and this might be just what I need. Thanks for reminding me of it. Peace, Light and Love. . C.

@RawDawg. Thanks RD. Have a super weekend!!!

@Enreal. I’m so delighted I was able to make you smile, dearest Angel Enreal. The thougts of you smiling brought a smile to my face too. Thanks for the smile. PLL, C.

@Molly. Here Here!!! Mwah!!!


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