Quokka (Listen while you read)
The Quokka is a mammal.
What is a mammal?
A mammal is a warm blooded creature, that suckles its young until the child/animal is capable of maintaining itself.
And this is what the Quokka personality does.
It suckles its child until it is ready to maintain life in a fashion that will hold it in good esteem.
However, there are always exceptions to every rule. Are there not? Yes?
“Yes,” we hear you say. “There are always exceptions to every rule.”
This is truth, dear friends. Look about you and you will see exceptions here and there; exceptions that prove the rule, dear friends.
Yes, it is the exceptions that prove the rule. How else would we know if a rule was workable? That’s right. We know that a rule is workable by the exceptions that prove its workability.
And this is what we would ask of the Quokka personality. Look about you and see if indeed the rules that you follow are workable. If they are; well and good. If they are not, then we would recommend that you investigate the rule to see if indeed it could be stretched to include other understandings.
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
August 6 2012
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For greater clarification I would like to add the following scenario to ‘open out’ the reflection a little more in a practical sense.
The individual who requested this reflection enjoys being a Quokka personality in that he suckles individuals in a business sense; educating and training them until they are capable of self-motivation and expertise. However, he is currently in an environment where helping others has become detrimental to him in a variety of ways. Therefore, he now must investigate the condition in which he finds himself in order to ascertain whether or not his fundamental rule of assisting others (in this scenario) is the exception to an otherwise satisfying and workable rule.