01 March 2010

lesson from ants

just what makes that lil' ol' ant think
he can climb through the rubber ring?

For the first time in my life, I keep white sugar in my kitchen cabinets! Relentlessly, I tried to serve brown sugar or honey to guests, but they won't have any of my "healthy" ways. Egyptians LOVE their white sugar and black tea.

I did manage to convince my Arabic teacher to reduce 4 teaspoons of sugar per tea to 2-1/2 teaspoons....but I know that is only when he is in my presence.

A rubber seal, a tight clasp, and a glass container.

Give me chance to pause.
Up until this moment, I viewed this container as completely sealing it's cherished reward within it's boundaries.

But, from the ant view point...the container is just a mere delay to the goal of sweet bliss. The sweetness is inside and that is the objective.

Persistence. One-pointed focus. Never give up. High hopes. Where there is a will...there is a way.

blimey, there's ants in the sugar jar!!
Ants' Spiritual Lessons

Much can be philosophised on the spiritual lesson from the ants.
The ant is a very hard worker and conscientious in every detail of its work.

They live in huge communities where most tasks are delegated to individuals who form work groups to carry out various activities of hunting, gathering, nesting and nursery, habitat construction, and protection.

The ant accepts its position within its community without question and is totally dedicated and loyal throughout its lifetime to the entire community.
Ants lessons:
* Patience
* Stamina
* Planning
* Energy and patience needed to complete work
* Communal living
* Storing for the future

Accept Yourself Today
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