You are not a drop in the ocean,

you are the ocean in one drop.

~ Rumi

According to my A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings , yesterday (September 30th) was the birthday of the renowned Sufi mystic poet back in 1207. That’s over 800 years ago, and his work endures perhaps more than ever as the world around us becomes increasingly bizarre and uncertain.

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QotMLarge fires start small. ~Smokey the Bear

A well-known adage about forest fires, and commonly seen on materials promoting outdoor fire safety, it is simple, concise and true. The vast majority of raging bush fires got their start as a stray campfire ember, a spark from machinery, a carelessly discarded cigarette butt, or perhaps even a glass lens which just happened to be positioned in such a way as to focus the sun’s rays on a tiny spot of dry duff.

Forest fires are scary and destructive. But the notion of large fires starting small can also be adeptly applied to ideas and initiatives. Continue reading

quotesIn the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.     ~Dave Hollis

As governments, leaders, and the broad population, begin looking ahead to the COVID world past the hump of “the curve” it might also be worthwhile to look back at the past 6-8 weeks so that we can move forward with intention. Continue reading