Monday, December 14, 2015

Focusing on the Whale

"As the Polynesian saying goes, you are then 'standing on a whale fishing for minnows.' We are standing on a whale. The ground of being is the ground of our being, and when we simply turn outward, we see all of these little problems here and there. But, if we look inward, we see that we are the source of them all" (pgs. 46-47).

Am reading: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell


Truth: we shouldn't spend more time worrying about the minnows swimming nearby than the giant whale we're standing on. It's so easy to focus on the things going wrong with everyone else--to pick apart what others are doing.

It takes more strength to turn inward. To focus on the whale in our own lives.

It's worth thinking about, at any rate. 

Be Brilliant! ;)