With all that is spoken, I love that only which is spoken from the heart. For those words are not trinkets to entertain the mind, nor are they playthings for jugglers of language to play with. They are what lead us to the stairs where rainbows are found.
Never let a small child pass you by without listening to the pearls they offer, for surely they speak from their hearts and the infinite speaks through them.
Sir Isaac Newton said, “If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to paying attention than to any other talent.” It is said that he also claimed that he paid more attention to small children than to the wisest of men. He claimed that children gave him inspiration.
So, what does all of this have to do with you?
Have you been on the lookout for everyday, ordinary, unassuming gurus coming your way to offer you a pearl of wisdom or two?
Ordinary gurus are very different than the passerby who thinks he is smarter than you, and insists on giving you a lesson on how to live better. Furthermore, oftentimes these gurus are children.
Karen is seven. She loves to say, “Hi” to Shakespeare when we pass by at the local pond where I travel. Shakespeare is my parrot companion of 34 years now. He rides on my left shoulder. I get down on one knee when Karen shows up, so she can see him eye to eye.
This particular day, after saying “Hi” to Shaky, Karen asked Shaky if he would say something to her. Shaky said, “I can talk, can you fly?” (I’d taught him that a few years back, but I never know when he may say it). She looked at him startled. Then she looked around and looked up at her mom. Finally, she leaned forward to whisper to Shakespeare, “I can fly but don’t tell anyone.”
I got goosebumps. That was from the heart. It was true. She can fly. She can do anything she truly desire to do. I hope Karen never loses sight of that beautiful truth when she grows up.
Karen’s response is not a trinket; it is not a juggling of words – it is true about her and it is true about you. Can you feel it? What might you do with that idea? You attract and act on what you believe is true about you. How will you prove that you can fly? What high aspiration have you conceived that it is now time to achieve so that you can prove that you can fly as high as you want to?
Karen has offered you a magical thread of truth that is there to guide you. Trust your feelings. You can fly. Don’t tell anyone, but do tell yourself!
Blessings and love to you, Rob
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