Flap your wings!

It’s funny how often lately references to ducks seem to come up for me.

I’ve written a book about motherhood called Letters to Rebecca Musings on motherhood…& feminism & patriarchy & female/male relationships & the state of the world… (help finding a publisher most welcome!! ) & in it I muse on Mother Duck. Mother Duck knows her job: raise the brood. Straightforward, hmm?Then there’s “water off the back of a duck,” meaning it just slides off – lets go…

In The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle observes that when two ducks get into a tussle, they end it by flapping their wings & swimming off. Far as we can tell, they don’t stay mad or carry a grudge. Just flap their wings & get on with life.

Just think! If the members of the human race could do a little more wing-flapping & a little less obsessing over hurts & grievances, wallowing in anger & resentments & the “Oh poor me” game (a whole lot more singing & smiling would be great too – these are inevitable mood-lighteners!), think what a different world it would be, hmm?

Let’s all learn to flap our wings, shall we? Then life will be just ducky!

‘Nuff said.

Janet

P.S. As previously mentioned, Eckhart Tolle’s books & audiotapes (& especially his Webcasts with Oprah) can help us all enormously to transform ourselves…& the world, while we're at it!

P.P.S. There are other items on this blog about Eckhart Tolle & ducks. "Pain Bodies on Parade or, Oh, to Be a Duck" & "Ducks Unlimited; Humans? Also Unlimited."