Thursday, August 11, 2005

Ingrained humility

Insight is a question of perception: the willingness
to see.

Take, for example, the humble rice plant on which
over 50% of the world's population is dependant for

The journal Nature has recently published the results
of a project, involving the cooperation of 10 countries,
called The Rice Genome Sequencing Project.
As amazingly complex as we believe the human body
to be, it may come as something of a surprise to
learn that the humble rice plant has 37,544 genes
positioned along 12 chromosomes.

Thats about 7,500 more genes than the human

So, next time our ego is getting the better of
us and we lose track of our willingness to be
humble, may I respectfully suggest that we
think of the humble rice plant.

For even the smallest of us, like the rice plant,
have a uniqueness, a vital contribution to make
to this world of One-ness experiencing.


rice_question, originally uploaded by In The Oneness.

Dependency comes in many forms