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Elephants – Part I

There is a story about blind monks arguing over what an elephant is most like.  Their disagreement stems from the fact that they’re all touching different parts of an elephant.  The one that’s feeling the elephant’s ears thinks they’re large and flat like a leaf, the one holding the elephant’s tail thinks it’s like a snake, and so on.

The problem is that they’re not able to grasp the entirety of the elephant – their worldview is confined to that immediacy of what we can experience ourselves.  

Where in your life can you choose to expand your horizons and examine your own worldview? 

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