Meditation Point #55

Sensei Post in A Zen Thing, Quotes

When elephants fight,
it is the grass that suffers.
Kikuyu Proverb

I find this proverb particularly resonant as a parent. To often we forget that the fights we “adults” have can reek significant collateral damage for our children. It is often those who are not directly involved in a fight that are most effected, especially children. I have found very few occasions when it was necessary or appropriate to “fight” whether in a relationship or on the street. Hope my idle ramblings add something to this proverb.

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