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The Roots of Presence
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
This lovely poem by Rumi was shared by a friend who could tell I needed a shift in perspective. If you replace the goats with cows, and the cows with people, it won’t be much of a stretch to see how those who do things differently - whose interests, lifestyles, and ways of seeing and being in the world are not the norm - might actually hold the key to new insights and growth.
The Lame Goat
You've seen a herd of goats
going down to the water.
The lame and dreamy goat
brings up the rear.
There are worried faces about that one,
but now they're laughing,
because look, as they return,
that goat is leading!
There are many different kinds of knowing.
The lame goat's kind is a branch
that traces back to the roots of presence.
Learn from the lame goat,
and lead the herd home. - Rumi
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