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This post is a great reminder of the role we play in the life of the world and others who we share it with. It follows yesterday’s re-blog about courage. Everyone has courage and there is a runway for them. In the busyness of daily life, we lose track of the runway and need to stop, be quiet, and reorient our self in our world and with others. This will help us and the others we share life with locally and globally.

The Lame Goat

I feel better; more tired and listless than sick today. I lack of creative juices today, opened one of my poetry anthologies, and came across this Rumi poem. It depends on my perspective whether I lead or follow. Perhaps, I can do both and even at the same time?

You’ve seen a herd of goats

going down to the water.

The lame and dreamy goat

brings up the rear.

They are worried faces about that one,

but now they’re laughing,

because look, as they return,

the goat is leading!

They are many different kind of knowing.

The lame goat’s kind is a branch

that traces back to the roots of presence.

Learn from the lame goat,

and lead the herd back home.

Goat sculpture from found objects, by Picasso.

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