The story of the hummingbird is deeply meaningful to Pattie and I. We try to remember the hummingbird on the difficult days.
We are going to have challenges and if we are pushing past our comfort zone and into our growth zone we are going to have challenges daily. The challenges range from simple, such as not having enough time in the day to catastrophic. The death of a loved one.
The story of the hummingbird is a Native American story that teaches about doing what one can in the face of extreme challenge. It’s not about a hero overcoming the powers of evil but of the smallest of animals doing what she can.
I’m really loving The Creative Habit book by Twyla Tharp and she has a wonderful quote about the bridge between artistic vision and the world.