In the story of the Ugly Ducking , when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly? When he realized that he was a Swan. Each of us has something Special, a Swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere. But until we recognize that it’s there, what can we do but splash around, treading water? The Wise are Who They Are. They work with what they’ve got and do what they can do.

There are things about ourselves that we need to get rid of; there are things we need to change. But at the same time, we do not need to be too desperate, too ruthless, too combative. Along the way to usefulness and happiness, many of those things will change themselves, and the others can be worked on as we go. The first thing we need to do is recognize and trust our own Inner Nature and not lose sight of it. For within the Ugly Duckling is the Swan, inside the Bouncy Tigger is the Rescuer who knows the Way, and in each of us is something Special, and that we need to keep.
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

  1. #1 by Rich on October 27, 2009 9:38 am - 9:38 am

    This shouldn’t count towards “you writting and posting every day!” Its not even yours. And another thing, its really old. At least copy somebody more current.

  2. #2 by Monstu on October 27, 2009 10:13 am - 10:13 am

    Inside the dorky Starwars nerd is the drunken fraternity guy, inside the drunken fraternity guy is the surly IT manager, inside the surly IT manager is the grumpy Warcraft priest who doesn’t like healing, inside the grumpy Warcraft priest is the … when do I get to the beautiful swan?

  3. #3 by RnR on October 27, 2009 10:20 am - 10:20 am

    At least the two of you are entertaining…..

  4. #4 by Monstu on October 27, 2009 12:24 pm - 12:24 pm

    We’re here for you man. 😉

  5. #5 by Rich on October 30, 2009 7:23 am - 7:23 am

    Well played Monstu.

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