The parable of the hummingbird that teaches us the importance of teamwork, because together with others, we can do great things.
The hummingbird is one of the most beautiful birds in the world, with its colors and its lightness it is truly fascinating. A parable is linked to this animal that teaches us the importance of teamwork, because together with others, we can do great things.
We had already talked about the Mayan legend of the hummingbird, as we know its feathers were considered magical for the Maya who considered this animal as a sacred creature capable of giving healing.
But alongside the legend, there is also a beautiful parable of the hummingbird that teaches us to collaborate with others, because it is the single drops put together that form the ocean. Therefore, it teaches us to trust others and not despise the help that is offered to us.
The parable of the hummingbird
It is said that many animals also lived in a large and ancient forest full of trees. But with the arrival of summer this forest became barren and dry, with countless fires. The fire spread rapidly and the frightened animals began to flee. In the midst of the confusion, a small hummingbird began to fly in the opposite direction to that of the rest of the animals.
Flying by, the hummingbird arrived on a lake and began to take small drops of water to throw them over the flames. Lions, giraffes, elephants and other animals, amazed, watched the little bird go back and forth. At a certain point in chorus they asked:
- What are you doing? Where are you going? Why don't you run away from the fire?
The hummingbird stopped for just a moment and replied:
- This forest is my life, my nest and everything I have built, as well as for all of you. I don't want her to disappear and it would make me feel very bad to know that I could have done something to save her and I didn't do anything. That's why I'm flying to the lake in the middle of the forest, collect some water in my beak and throw it over the flames to mitigate the fire.
The rest of the animals replied:
- You're crazy, a few drops won't help calm the flames. You can't turn it off by yourself.
Then the hummingbird replied:
- It's possible but I'm doing my part. And he continued his tireless flight towards the lake.
What does the parable of the hummingbird teach us?
That if each of the animals had cooperated by bringing some water, the fire would probably have been extinguished. We can make this teaching our own and next time, instead of standing still and thinking, let's act, let's do our part by encouraging others too. Together, perhaps, we can succeed in bringing about a change, but if we don't act, we will never know.
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