Friday, February 7, 2014

Sparrows are Everywhere

Outside of my window the other night, for the longest time, was the most perfectly still sparrow. Mystified, I watched it for forever to see if it would move, and it didn't, until finally, it did.

Animal Speak talks about how persevering sparrows are, despite their many predators, they can hold their own: "For those of you who have a sparrow as a totem, look about you. Are you allowing others to take your dignity? Have you forgotten your own self-worth? [The sparrow] will awaken within you a new sense of dignity and self-worth, helping you to triumph in spite of outer circumstances."

It can be super hard not to let any of that what-other-people-think-of-you stuff get in your head; but it's a practice that is worth pursuing. You know, you know when you're doing your best and when you're not. You know when you're actually sick and need to call in to work and when you don't. Sparrows are everywhere. Each time you see one come back to you and what you think about you right now; that's what matters.

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