Much to Dino’s dismay, a bee flew into the living room today.
I pulled the nearby door wide open, all but putting up flares for guidance, but it could not find its way out. It was fixated on getting through the window with a tree just on the other side.
It slammed its tough little self into the glass repeatedly, taking breaks in between to rest and rub its back legs together before launching itself towards the window again at top speed.
As I sit here writing, it continues to do so again and again as if eventually, given enough attempts and enough force, it will break its way through the glass barrier.
How often do we do this as humans, pushing again and again with determination to go one way, when what we really need to do is broaden our view a bit and change direction in order to reach our desired destination?
The fact is, there is no amount of time, dedication, or hard work that will get you where you want to go if you’re going in the wrong direction. And sometimes it’s necessary to back up in order to expand your perception or ask for help to be able to sense the next step and know the best path to take.
For now, the determined little bee still has not found its way to freedom (hopefully it will before bedtime) but perhaps you can use the wisdom of its example of what NOT to do in order to find a little taste of freedom in your own life today.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend,