Reflections on the reality that the loudest is not always the most productive.
This post resonated SO strongly—for many reasons not the least of which is that I consider the sea turtle to be my strongest spirit animal. I have snorkeled with them and even quietly sat next to them on a couple beaches at night as they laid their eggs. Profound moments each in their beauty, grace (under water), and diligence. As for hens, yeah, now I know, even after growing up on a farm, why we never raised chickens. Heck, I don’t even eat eggs anymore! Thank you again Tomi for this wise proverb and for the biology lessons.
Tomi this is a beautiful share! Thank you for your wonderful insight. I can feel the potency of the energy you put into each of your newsletters. This is a very interesting one.
The virtue of humility is undervalued in society today. The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese Spiritual text by Lao Tzu made up of 81 verses about the invisible source from which we all derive (God, Universe, Consciousness etc). One of the lines says “Rivers and Seas can rule the hundred valleys because they are good at lying low”.
There is something magnetic about not seeking validation. Someone who is comfortable in their own skin and needs nothing from anyone, ends up attractive so much more simply because they are not looking for it.
Ps - for some reason when I click on your comment about the proverb I shared on the other thread it does not let me reply so replying here. Unfortunately, that proverb’s author is unknown! Maybe you could do some digging?
I will persevere:)
Such a cool concept for a substack! Thanks so much for recommending it to me