Have you heard the one about the blind men and the elephant? Actually there is an ancient Indian fable about six blind men describing an elephant after they have each touched a different part of the elephant. Below is an exert from the poem from the 19th century by John Godfry Saxe detailing this fable: Blind Men and the Elephant It was six men of Indostan, To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The First approach’d......
There are moments in life that cause us to stop and look upon something familiar as if for the first time. Parents prepares for the birth of a child for months and month. And yet the moment of the child’s birth causes parents to stop and ponder the miracle of life and mystery of love in a completely new way. A child goes to school day after day and is uninspired to learn until the moment he step foot into the classroom of a truly amazing teacher who brings learning to life in......
Have you ever noticed how people change? Some change for the better as they grow, mature, and learn from practically everything that life throws at them. Others withdraw and harden their hearts in opposition to the pain and fear within themselves and the world around them.The truth is we probably all change in different ways at different times…sometimes for the better and sometimes not. And, in my experience, other people rarely notice those changes right away. Our view of one another is like a picture, a snapshot of a fixed moment in......