Escape your present reality and think like a honey badger. Every time I watch this BBC documentary clip of the honey badger, I am so inspired by this animal’s persistence. The honey badger’s focus on escaping the enclosure is nothing short of amazing. It uses any and every resource it has to get to where it wants to go. This animal truly is a marvel. And what a lesson to all of us who doubt or fear or give up or don’t believe that something is possible. The message straight from the honey badger itself: It is possible. Just watch the video (4:12) and you will see what I am saying. It is a hoot!
When I watch this video, I think about my life and about where I want to go. Where I know I want to be. What I want to accomplish. I am reminded of that quote by Lewis Carroll, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” Well, the thing is: I do know . . . and I am expending personal resource: time, energy, creativity, etc.
But still . . . am I using every resource that is available to me?
This honey badger’s tenacity shows me that the answer to my question is Absolutely not. The thing is: I know that I am capable of so much more. Perhaps this is what drives the pistons of life’s dissatisfaction or confusion or self-defeat within my inner world. I know that I have so much more inside of me to create, to offer, to be. In the video, the honey badger even makes mud balls (!) to stage its escape. Mud balls . . . an escape prop out of dirt and water. Maybe I am easily moved, entertained, and inspired, but I find this very inspiring. This honey badger never ceases to execute the next escape plan with what diminishing resources are available. It uses ingenuity to make its goal happen, no matter what “tools” are available.
The word escape has so many different connotations. It can mean that I am escaping from something that isn’t pleasant or that is demoralizing. Or it can mean that I am experiencing a moment of escape, like the feeling of reveling in the sunshine on that Maui beach . . . but still with life’s root-of-reality reminding me of that which I will be returning to once vacation is over . . . something that isn’t bad but that isn’t all that great either.
Watch the video below (4:12), be inspired, and then click on the aqua-blue link to a fun and inspiring journaling prompt below. Have fun with the prompt. It could very well have the power to create a ripple effect into how you choose to live your life. I wish you the very best of energy with your respective dreams and goals.
Click on the aqua-blue link below for today’s journaling prompt: Your Great Escape Plan
[Print this prompt out, 3-hole punch it, and add it to your journaling binder. Take the writing journey and listen . . . you can’t get lost when you are following your own heart. After all, you are the only one who can hear what it has to say. The only one. Relax, read, think, feel, listen, write. Repeat. And enjoy the journey. It is a fine one, and one that is perfectly-made just for you, I promise. Life is meant to be grown.]