Tuesday, 25 June 2013

You're Only as Strong as The Weakest Link

I just finished watching "Chimpanzee" and I gotta say, it is a true testament to the saying that ANYTHING is possible.  It is also a kindly reminder that we are only as strong as our weakest link, and that, through love, we can make the weak links strong.

Spoiler alert:  In the movie a young male chimpanzee is left to fend for himself when his mother is killed.  Despair starts to set in as weeks go by, when suddenly something amazing occurs.  This young chimp, facing death, is taken in.  Taken in by the leader of the group.  A male chimpanzee named Freddie. 

Now, as most people would know, chimps are raised by their mothers, so to be taken in by a male,  never mind the leader, is something to behold.  And from that moment forward, the young chimp's life is forever changed and he survives.  Against all odds.  And, in that moment of climbing onto Freddie's back, impossible became "I'm possible".

So it goes in our lives, for we are one and the same.  What might seem impossible can become "I'm possible", with a little help from Above, and the stronger links here on Earth.  There are so many lights shining brightly, helping the "weakers" become stronger, to build a better place right here.  And, while progress might be slow-going, progress is still occurring.  And, it is occurring through generous acts of love and kindness from one person to another.  Those leading by faith alone, to be the best "them" possible for the sake of themselves and others.

It all begins with something that mankind is sorely lacking.  Faith.  Faith in something greater and bigger than any of us could possibly imagine.  Through faith our thoughts are changed, which in turn changes our actions, which in turn leads to the biggest shift we could ever possibly have imagined.

Knowing that through faith we are safe, at all times, no matter what we are brought to.  The key is to accept what you are in, knowing that you will be brought through it in due time, and sooner, if acceptance of the situation is embraced.  We don't have to like it, but we cannot change it, so why fight it?  Surrender.  Climb onto the back of the Universe and let them support you during these times, for the Universe loves us so much and will do anything to help us through these times.

And, while we are praying for it to end, we should actually be praying with gratitude that we have been brought to a valuable moment where our Spirit grows in courage and conviction, to stay Here, and to live through the "moment" to be brought to something better than we can EVER possibly have imagined.

When we shift how we are thinking about what we are in, we have climbed onto the back of something greater and loved through the experience.  Let faith be your solace.  Let love be your guide.  During trials are the times we are actually asked to love on ourselves the most.  That walk in the warm breeze, that scoop of ice cream, the gathering of friends for a social.  However it may look based on the "feelings" you have about what your soul needs in a given moment.  Love is Soul Food.  It is the biggest source of nourishment mankind has.

When we realize that our words create our worlds, and that maybe we are feeding the "lesser" of the wolves, we can become "I'm possible".  What follows is the tale of the "Two Wolves" and it is a tale to do with the choices we make. 

The Story of Two Wolves

An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he told the young boy, “a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil, full of anger, sorrow, regret, greed, self-pity and false pride. The other is good, full of joy, peace, love, humility, kindness and faith.”
“This same fight is going on inside of you, grandson…and inside of every other person on this earth.”
The grandson ponders this for a moment and then asks, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?”
The old man smiled and simply said,

“The one you feed.”

So, the next time you are "in it".  Stop. Take a breath and ask yourself which wolf you are feeding.  Then take another breath and climb onto the back of something bigger than you.  The Universe.

Allow your soul to be soothed by the comfort that faith has to offer.  Knowing that through "bad things" really good things occur, and that you are truly loved.  By yourself, by others.....

And something, someone, even bigger.  In fact, so big that there is room for each and every one of us to climb aboard and be nurtured, even in the "darkest" of times.

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