Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

And the fox teaches…

I once saw a baby fox lose its way in the wilderness next to the lake. It was afraid of everything: food, moving somewhere else or even receiving care. It stayed curled up and didn’t move even a bit. This went on for three days. I was worried that it will die. But it didn’t. When there was nothing by its side, baby fox was there for itself.

There are times in our life where we see ourselves falling into the slimy black hole of despair. Or depression. We see ourselves sinking in the quick sand, but we are helpless. We can do nothing to get ourselves out of it. We see many people around us but we can’t get ourselves to articulate. Our voice falls short. It is a very tough scenario to be in.

It is precisely in those moments, we need to follow the footprints of the baby fox and be there for ourselves. We start smiling to ourselves right away. We smile because we know we are there for ourselves. We always were and always shall be, though we mayn’t recognise this often.

Despite of not eating anything, just by being there for itself and dwelling in its own warmth, the baby fox gave the death, a lie. No one had to teach the fox to be there for itself because it is the most natural thing to do. What ideas did we consume as an individual and as a society that made us forget this? It’s a good question to ask…

When the sun started to shine, the baby fox disappeared and so did its fear. I think this fox has a lot of secrets to share to those who are willing to listen~

#MyReflection

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.