Friday, July 5, 2013

365 Inspirations—186: Sitting Ducks

Sitting ducks on my walk around Greenlake today
"Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field."—Paulo Coelho

By tuning into the little things all around me, I'm finding that everything is a source of inspiration.

Today, while walking around Greenlake with Yoon, I saw these adorable ducklings with their mamma sitting on a log basking in the sun. They were sunbathing.

Usually I see them in the lake or along the lake's edge, but these ducks were right out in the open. They were literally sitting ducks!

But they didn't seem to have a care in the world. They were trusting and even let me get up close. That's rare for a duck and her babies.

For some reason, the trusting nature of these ducks today gave me the trust I needed to confirm that all things will work out just fine. If I'm gentle to others, they will be gentle to me. In fact, usually animals can sense fear, anger or other strong emotions and they react accordingly.

I'm sure they can also sense a gentleness or kindness. Perhaps that's why these fluffy, little guys didn't budge.

I think this is true for everything in the world. What we put out there is what comes back to us. We can't fake emotions, because they can be felt. Intentions are so important.

What kind of emotions or energy did you put out there today? How did you feel? Did you tune into nature around you today?

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