So, What’s This Winnie-the-Pooh Stuff All About?
If you came to us from a search engine, you may have seen our tagline ‘The Paladin – Justice, Love…and Winnie-the-Pooh’. What are we talking about Winnie the Pooh for?
Winnie the Pooh, the famous children’s book, has lots of psychological undertones, and has even been examined in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. There is an analysis which suits the way we think, and supports both conservative political leanings and Truth, Justice and Love. The ‘Tao of Pooh‘ by Benjamin Hoff. It was on the New York Times best seller list for 49 weeks, and is worth reading.
This quote in the book is relevant to the psychology of capitalism:
“The play-it-safe pessimists of the world never accomplish much of anything, because they don’t look clearly and objectively at situations, they don’t recognize or believe in their own abilities to overcome even the smallest amount of risk.”
The text below, talks about the uniqueness and sanctity and value of each of us, i.e. individuality:
A fish can’t whistle and neither can I.” said Pooh. There’s nothing wrong with not being able to whistle, especially if you’re a fish. But there can be lots of things wrong with blindly trying to do what you aren’t designed for. Unfortunately, some people aren’t so wise, and end up causing big trouble for themselves and others.
The wise know their limitations; the foolish do not. To demonstrate what we mean, we can think of no one better than Tigger, who doesn’t know his limitations (‘Tiggers’ can do everything’), which brings him in lots of trouble. Piglet instead knows his limitations and that’s what makes him sometimes more brave than you would expect from such a small animal. So, the first thing we need to do is recognize and trust our own Inner Nature, and not lose sight of it. Inside the Bouncy Tigger is the Rescuer who knows the Way, and in each of us is something Special, and that we need to keep.
As we have likely recognized by now, no two snowflakes, trees, or animals are alike. No two people are the same, either. Everything has its own Inner Nature.
The Tao of Pooh may change your view of life.