Have you heard about Processionary Caterpillars? They move in long processions, head to tail, in groups in order to find nourishment, and then to find their way back to their nest.
In fact, you can create a circle with these caterpillars, around a food source, and yet they won’t find it. Their Inertia, the resistance to change, is so great they will go round and round, and die of starvation and mal-nourishment despite having food only twelve inches away.
Caterpillars in a circle can actually die of undernourishment even while they’re appearing very active. Motivational Speaker Zig Ziglar used to say “Don’t confuse Activity with Accomplishment.” Do you ever feel like Life’s highway is really more like a circular dead end culd de sac, than an express way to anywhere? I sure used to.
And you remember what they say, right? – “If you ain’t the lead caterpillar, the view is always the same.” The problem is when the lead caterpillar is only following the one it is put behind. (bad pun, sorry)
Next time you feel you’re not getting the nourishment YOU need- lift your head. Change your View Point. Take a few minutes to look around and see where you’re going. Who’s leading you? Who’s effecting your path in life?
The Law of Inertia shows that we will remain at our speed and direction when we do not ALLOW an outside Force. UNLESS you are Willing to step out of line and CREATE a new Momentum, things stay the same. Use your Power to make choices.
It’s nice to have a larger brain than a caterpillar. For example we have, what is called by scientists – “Neural Plasticity”, while caterpillars don’t. Neural Plasticity simply is the elasticity for our biological neural network to create NEW pathways that help create different behaviors and reactions. By making new choices, new Awareness, we Allow a new Momentum.
That’s the great news – We are biologically designed to create and thrive on change! Hence, the whole meaning of Response-Ability! You have the Ability to Respond how you like. Take Responsibility for the Momentum in Your Life!
Remember that Choices are just Expanded Awareness. Lift your View Point. Expand YOUR awareness.
Be a Choice NOT an effect.