WRITTEN BY: Christophe Bongo, Performance Coach
Sunflowers turn their heads to face the Sun during the day, in other words, they are chasing the light, you probably knew that already.
What do you think sunflowers do on rainy days, when the skies are grey, and the Sun is nowhere to be found?
The logical thinking would be that the golden gaudy flower species would turn to the ground and wait on brighter days, as there is no visible Sun to follow around, right?
If this is your thinking, I can tell you, you are not alone. The truth however is something far more fascinating.
When there’s no visible Sun, they sunflowers actually turn their heads towards each other, sharing their own energy to keep one another alive.
If we were to take time to observe nature, we would be amazed at the infinite wisdom inherent in all living things.
Most people aren’t truly aware that humans are also a part of that same nature and we do possess the same wisdom.
What do you do, when someone else is feeling weak, or having a “rainy day”?
Chances is, that you turn to them too, trying to share your energy with them and brighten their day.
Others who are too busy to even to notice, or have their own “rainy life” already, cannot really be blamed for not jumping to aid open-heartedly.
But the built-in wisdom is there, in all of us.
We are social creatures, and we tend to need one another for all sorts of things, including emotional, financial, intellectual and other support.
So many people say, we need more love and compassion.
It is true, that sounds beautiful, but for me, I would say, we need togetherness.
When we stick together as one people, one family, one life… then we have access to that inner wisdom, and intelligence, which includes love and compassion, just like the sunflowers do.
This is why, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the world felt unnatural. Social distancing is super unnatural for us human-social-beings, even though it is a responsible thing to do for the obvious reason.
To conclude, the wisdom of Sunflower is that we stay together and be there for one another, in any way that we can.
That is what our fellow human beings need from us right now.
Unless of course, you know what they need, and you can do it for them.
Use your energy and wisdom to help mankind, you can do that just by being who you are.