Try to be like a turtle - at ease in our own shell.
April 23rd - home sweet home
The Turtle’s teachings are so beautiful. So very special. It teaches us that everything you are, everything you need and everything you bring to the world is inside you, not external, and you carry it with you and are not limited to a place.
Turtles carry their homes on their backs. They never leave their home, but more importantly their home never leaves them. They already have everything they need to survive and thrive.
When the turtle gets flipped on its back, everything gets tossed askew. But the turtle literally used its strong neck and head to lift and flip itself upright again Trust your own wisdom and knowledge when in a bind. Use your head and don’t let any tell you, you can’t..
A turtle is opportunistic and takes her time to notiice when an opportunity crosses her path. In the tale the Tortoise and the Hare, sometimes the hare is moving so fast, with her eye on the prize that she misses opportunities as she whizzes by and she’s so busy trying to outwit and outrun and to be the best that she exhausts herself.
The tortoise is at her pace so she can slow down and seize the moments to explore. She goes within herself literally to assess. The tortoise doesn’t try to be the hare or buy into the hair’s latest program.
Lesson: It’s not about winning, because that often becomes about someone’s race. Following someone else’s schemes or shortcuts may not work for you, at least until you slow down enough to know what resonates and what feels right for you.
As for me, slow and steady wins the race eery time. And that is how I will be when it comes to venturing out in this world when everything begins to open up. I still believe that home sweet home will be the best place to be. I’ve got everything I need right here. I’m a turtle ! I’m slow to build, and in it for the long haul . I often have pause to catch catch up with myself. Watch the work, not the time. Every one should take the time it takes and be safe. We turtles take our own sweet time, but we always get there.
Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.