By Harold Klemp

A horseman was riding along a road, and far up ahead he sees something lying right smack in the middle of the road. So he goes up there, and he sees it’s a little sparrow, lying on its back. He says, “Are you hurt?” The little sparrow says, “No.”

The rider asks, “Well then, what are you lying on your back like that for?” The little bird says, “Well, I heard the sky is going to fall today.” The horseman laughs and says, “Well, that’s foolish. You think you could hold up the whole sky with your spindly little legs?”

The little bird says, “One does what one can.”

That’s what I like about you. We’re doing the best we can. You and I, we do the best we can. Because we’re drawing on this creative element that’s inside us, which is God-given. Creating—just creating.

Excerpted from The Master’s Talks in A Year of Spiritual Healing—2014-15.

Contemplation Seed

How do animals show the creativity of Soul? What are they teaching you about creating?