“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~Aesop
Imagine a stick…by itself it can be weak; yet if broken into many pieces and bundled together they become strong.
Within the last month we’ve all watched, and/or felt the devastating earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires within our country and surrounding neighbors.
What amazed me was how so many of us did our part to help: volunteer rescue workers, donations of all kinds, and we even watched people form human chains to help others, even strangers.
I’m reminded of this story I’ve told before.
Have you ever noticed geese always fly in the formation of a “V”? Each bird flaps their wings creating uplift for the birds immediately following.
Flying in the “V” formation adds 70% greater flying range than if they flew on their own. When one falls out of formation, all the other geese feel the drag and resistance of going alone and quickly goes back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.
The geese honk from behind as encouragement to the ones up front to keep up their speed. It helps to advance them all. Yet what message do we give others when we honk from behind???
If the head goose tires, it falls back into the formation and one of the two following geese takes over.
Finally, if a bird gets sick or wounded and falls out of formation, two other geese follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the bird until it either dies or is able to fly again. Then they join together into a “V” formation until they can catch up with their group or join another.
When we feel alone or are having challenges, we benefit with the help and support of others. Hypnosis is a great avenue to help you feel more connected.
Support others along your journey and remember to stop to help those less fortunate than ourselves…just like the geese. People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.
We are stronger in numbers sharing the same planet as human beings when we work together as one.
“Love and compassion are the necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity can’t survive.” ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama
To Your Success,
Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA
Peak Performance Coach