Startling at first, the unexpected sight of a member of the animal kingdom who is not quite right, may leave us aghast, but animals embody the very blessed trait of not comparing themselves to anything else.This salamander with two extra appendages on one side is completely unaware of his "not-quite-rightness." He gets around just fine, and undoubtedly accepts himself as he is; a salamander who needs to protect himself, as any other salamander would, a salamander who looks for food, and a mate to procreate, and I believe, a salamander who is ever present. He is not wallowing in past inadequacies, for he knows not that concept. He just wakes up each day and continues to "Be" a salamander. To "Be" a collection of cells, alive and resonating with everything around him.
"For after all, the best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."
We can learn a lot from the mutant salamanders of the world. The wonderful diversity of which we are all a part,mutant or not, is one of the most awe inspiring parts of being alive. Yet, we don't always see it that way. Often, the Eeyore in us all rears its head, alerting us to the pitfalls and woes--failing to acknowledge the wonder which exists all around us, and more often than not, recognizing only what makes us less equipped. But it's the Eeyores who fail to move forward, the Eeyores that remain stuck, with the little black rain cloud hovering above and behind and in front of -threatening to ruin the picnic. But then, there's the lowly salamander. The salamander with two extra arms. He gets around just fine, and he never gets wet--because the rain rolls right off him. He may have extra limbs, but he's also got a built in raincoat, and he's glad of it, because he'd be a cold and lonely, soaked to the bone lizard without it.
"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them".
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