With so much turmoil, war, bickering, disrespect, and disregard all around us, it's sometimes hard to envision how things would be DIFFERENT if we could get along --- LOVE and RESPECT one another. Once in a while, if we stop long enough to see it, we can learn from "unexpected teachers." Perhaps, its only a moment in time --- but that one moment can become a mirror with which to see possibilities for ourselves. This was one of those times...
Today a friend shared some photographs from Michel Denis-Huot that someone had shared with him. The story goes like this:Photographer, Michel Denis-Huot was on safari in Kenya's Masai Mara in October last year and said he was astounded by what he saw:
"These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old," he said. "On the morning, we saw them; they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily."
These extraordinary scenes followed... See article and FULL size photos from Michel Denis-Huot
MailOnline - DailyMail.com | UK | 30 July 2010
Funny, as I was wishing for moments like this for all of us -- a putting of our differences to work at its best --- I instantly, thought of Desmond Tutu's WISDOM that explains why...
"In my part of the world, we have something called ubuntu. It is the essence of being human. We say a person is a person through other persons. I can’t be human in isolation. I need you to be all you can be, so that I can become me and all that I can be. It is not "I think therefore I am." It says rather: "I am human because I belong. I participate. I share."
-- Desmond Tutu
Nobel Peace Prize, 1984
Imagine how things would be if we could get along. Love and respect one another.
Hold that thought!
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