The Lighthouse Wisdom |: CLAUDIA:
My daughter told me a story the other day that happened in her class, about how she would stand up to a girl and think that she was so much better than the others, and that she didn’t quite understand the reason for this behavior, after all , they’re just girls.
This conversation led to hours of exchanges, sharing, and reminiscing, and when I went to sleep, this story still resonated within me, especially how many times I, in my ignorance and search for belonging and place, had once been great in my knowledge. that I carry in my soul. How arrogant I was once, thinking that my knowledge was too special for all people, a complacent attitude, you know, and it weighed heavily on the soul.
And it was in that memory that an old tale flew into my heart, and I want to share it with you as I remember it.
One night, in some ocean, a very important ship of the American navy was crossing the silent night, when one of the sailors ran to call the captain, because he had seen a light about 30 meters ahead, right in their line. transition.
The captain quickly ordered the sailor to get on the radio and send a direct message to the other vessel to change course and get out of the way, and as soon as the message was received the person on the other side asked them to change course and get; out of the way.
At this point the captain picked up the radio and said that this ship was the most decorated, important, expensive, brilliant, beautiful, extraordinary, unique of its lineage and that they should change course and get out of the way.
In reply, the man on the other side said that he was overjoyed to see such a ship and believed all this, but that he was talking about the lighthouse, that it was urgent to change course.
This little story tells us something simple and direct about how simply clinging to status can be completely destructive right away, and how much pride and arrogance can blind us.
Life will always ask us for an adjustment in humilityputting our feet on the ground and realizing that along the way we’ll meet a lighthouse or two or three, and that they’ll be simple things to remind us, like it’s not the size of your ship or your wealth. on it that makes you more important than anything. The truth is that what matters most is the direction you take and how easily you move through the moments of your life.. Beacons on your path will remind you of the importance of recalculating your route and letting go of some of the weight of your soul in order to follow more safely and lovingly.
So here is my invitation to the waters of March. that you sail with humility, and that with every light that crosses your path you become lighter and more fluid, after all, you, like me, deserve to cross the inner and outer oceans without having to get lost in the mundane vocation.