One of my favourite teachings on life comes from a cartoon squirrel called Tufty. Often interpreted as a message on road safety his message was overlooked by many. After all, the seventies was an era in which the spiritual teaching of cartoon squirrels simply weren’t taken seriously. His message is the simplest I have ever encountered. It is succinct and to the point: Stop. Look. Listen.
Remain where you are. Stop trying to be something. You are perfect as you are, you just haven’t realised it yet.
Look at the world. It is what it is, and you are it. it is a reflection of you. Wondrous, horrific, beautiful, malign. As soon as you stop trying to change it to fit the you you think you need to be, or change yourself to fit the world you think it is, you will begin to see it for what it truly is.
Listen to the others. They all have something to tell you. It might be about what they think they are, or what they feel they should be, or would like to be, or don’t deserve to be. It’s all just stories, but they are their stories. Listen enough and you will learn to tell the difference between the stories and the experiences. The same goes for yourself.
So yeah. All that from a Cartoon Squirrel. Peace and love.
Take it easy,
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