Altared Perceptions: November 2012- “Humility”

Published January 6, 2013 by Susan Woodward

Another very difficult topic to grapple with…but it does flow logically out of “Honesty.”  November 1

These beautiful cloud paintings were created by Michael Pigott.  While looking at them, it makes me think of the immensity of the Universe and what a tiny blip I am in the midst of it.

For so long, my over-involvement with a huge number of activities fed my ego.  That was a hard thing to honestly admit, but it seemed that the more I did, the more I was looking for recognition.  That’s a poor excuse for being busy, busy, busy.

Of course, in the midst of trying to do it all, I didn’t see it that way; however, as I think about humility and really realize the blip on the map that I am, it does put things into a healthier perspective.

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There’s something to be said about the unity of a bunch of “blips”, though… like a single grain of sand.  All alone, the grain of sand is practically nothing, barely noticeable unless one takes a really, really hard look.  However, if several million grains of sand come together, bound with a common purpose, they can form the most beautiful sand castle.  Millions of raindrops falling together can bring growth and nourishment to others.

The majesty of these clouds fills me with awe.  The paintings seem so real that I could almost reach out and touch them, yet stretching my hands to the very sky itself reminds me again of how tiny I am in the midst of this Universe.   But as tiny as I am, I still am a PART of it. Without the trillions of tiny particles, the whole would never be.  And I am content with that.

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