Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Persistance Like The Wolf

The wolf is one of my favorite animals; I can certainly identify with the old saying ‘a lone wolf’. There is nothing wrong with being a lone wolf, it is far better than to just go along with the pack for no substantial reasons. I once had a dog that looked like a wolf and I was often asked if it was. I have no idea because it was a rescue but it certainly looked the part. The wolf is a fierce predator; its success often partly being owed to its persistence. All too often, we give up almost before we get started. If you’re going to play, go hard for all four quarters. Do not quit in the first quarter or at halftime. Make adjustments and keep working at it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Scavengers

Many people recoil at the sight of vultures eating the dead carcass of another animal. Yet vultures perform a most helpful task. They are scavengers that are merely looking for something to eat and although their diet might not be one we would want, it is necessary in the great flow of things. I wondered how they could each such things and not be affected. The story is that they have incredible types of stomach acids that are able to allow them to eat carrion without looking for the bottle of Pepto-Bismol later. There are times when we ourselves might need to be a scavenger of a different sort; finding things and ways that work, and discarding those that do not. The teachings of the Dao should never be discarded.