by Umair Haque
Umair Haque wrote this piece entitled “Finding Possibility.” Umair is a thought leader, consultant and author whose personal journey from the achievement and trappings of success to a devastating fatal diagnosis and beyond helped him find peace, happiness and a passion to give to others. Here is an excerpt from one of his reflections called The Sky in Us: Holding Possibility, an argument for transcending rationality and seeing the world and ourselves as possibility.
We do not really try bold things anymore, do we? Our ambitions are limited to staving off further decline. This is a lack of spirit, isn’t it?
Holding mind too close always breaks the spirit. The mind only believes in what is probable. It is limited by what has been.
Would the seed ever break the soil that way? Would the river ever reach the ocean? Would the rain ever burst the cloud?
So in this age of mind, this age of little delusions and big thoughts, if we are really to change anything at all, let us begin with us. And just discover that we are not only mind desperately clinging to self, like the clouds trying to contain the sky. How can they?
We are heart longing for possibility, and spirit containing impossibility. That is the sky in us.
The seed contains the tree, the tree contains the forest, the forest contains the rain, the rain contains the river, the river contains the ocean, the ocean contains the sky.
There is everything in that one seed. The sky is born right there in it.
Let us see the world that way.