I’ve been thinking of icebergs recently.
No, not because the weather is particularly icy.
I have an image in my mind of an iceberg with the tip visible and the huge frozen mountain submerged underwater, totally hidden.
With the help of google images and freeware photo sites, I found some images that fit what I’m picturing. Here they are:
And here is a illustration showing how most of the iceberg is submerged.
If not the weather, what prompted me to think of icebergs?
I’ve been thinking of ourselves.
When asked how they are, people respond differently. Some give a big smile and a resounding enthusiastic reply. Some ignore the question. Some give a detailed answer, even detailed enough to make the casual questioner regret having asked. Some give a resounding complaint. Some people address their financial state. Or their parents’ health. Or their diet progress. Or this week’s update of the current serial story going on in their life.
Truthfully, though, all of these options address the top 10% of the iceberg that is visible. Perhaps, actually, the top 2% would be more accurate. Because we as people are amazing. Infinitely so. We have a pure soul. We have tons of potential. We do so much in the background, besides what we are also doing.
And we are so much more than our accomplishments.
We are human beings.
How we are feeling and doing is so superficial.
Even when I’m in the middle of a drama, that drama is not ME. That drama is the top wave in the ocean. It reflects what I’m feeling, what I’m thinking. But I am the ocean. When the wave crashes, the ocean isn’t in turmoil! The upper layer is! The ocean is just fine.
As are we. Just fine, just great, with the visible tip of the iceberg doing some wild dances.
Chaya has been learning about innate health with and from me on and off for several years. As she has limited access to the internet she kindly gave me permission to post it on her behalf so that you can benefit from it too. She now teaches innate health in her own right while raising a family in Israel. If you would like to hear more from her get in contact and I’ll pass your details on to her.