What We can Learn From Snowflakes

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We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.

Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind. There are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey.

I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us.

We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered. We take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect.

At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are.

Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.”

― Steve Maraboli, Book: Life, the Truth, and Being Free

I read it and loved it so much. I had to copy part of it and publish it on my blog. So much wisdom in just a few pharagraphs.

One God, many faces.
One family, many races.
One truth, many paths.
One heart, many complexions.
One light, many reflections.
One world, many imperfections.
We are all one,
But many.”

6 thoughts on “What We can Learn From Snowflakes

  1. After what’s happened in my life in the last year, I’m not so sure the snowflake I was joined with for the past 30 years has the same destination as I do. I know he is not on the same path, as you pointed out, so I’m wondering if snowflakes can be joined temporarily and be split back into individuals, even if they don’t have the same shape after the split as they had before.

    Anyway, I guess no one should be offended if someone calls them a snowflake? I bet my about to be ex spouse would still be offended but I never could be.

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    • You are in the regretting stage after a severe break up. The snowflake you spent 30 years with also gave you good times, never forget it -don’t regret it. It was your choice. Chin up, smile, remember the good times, forget the bad. Forgive him and yourself and look forward with a smile. The future is yours.


  2. After the year we’ve all experienced, these words and the thoughts they inspire, feel like a part of the necessary healing, if we’ll just accept them. Sounds like a book I’ll want to read. Thank you for the introduction. ❤


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