• Kay & Shi

A Daily Scroll: A Mentorship Recap - December 14th, 2021 - Show Notes

Kay:

Hey there, Questers. It's Tuesday, December 14th, which means we are just 11 short days away from Christmas. This is episode 487. And the Pipers today, Shi, are piping.


Shi:

Piper's piping because it's 11 days till Christmas. And today's quote comes from Albert Einstein who needs no introduction. We all know who he is, but this is definitely a favorite quote of mine, which is “A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it is built for.”



Kay:

Oh, well, a little bit of a rhyming genius coming from one of the best geniuses of our time, Albert Einstein. One of the things that I love about Einstein -you may or may not know this- is that, of course, he is the renowned and incredible physicist and scientist that we all know and remember, but toward the end of his career and in his final decade, Einstein's work and his research turned into the energetic realms that kind of rush against what is now known as modern spirituality. And he really helped to lay the foundation for how quantum physics, the energetic realm and our spiritual selves all combined. So it's amazing to have such deep wisdom coming from such a deep and dimensional human.


Shi:

Right. And one of the things I think I love the most about Einstein's story is just knowing he’s kind of come up through Academia and then his progression towards much more spiritual-centered and marrying the two scientific and spiritual. I know for those of us who tend to fall maybe a little more on the woo-woo spiritual side, it feels good. And for those of us who tend to fall on the logic, science side, it also helps us expand our mind and give permission to be able to explore that side of our being and of our humanity. And the picture Albert paints here in this metaphor, “A ship is always safe at the shore, but that's not what it was built for,” helps us realize that this is how our lives are as well. You know, Jim Rohn told us “You only get one life.” Here's how risky life is. No one makes it out. So you squeeze every drop out of it that you can while you're here. In recent times, Kay, you and I have been talking about this a lot. Our ship has been getting beat up in the storms and in the ocean. We are on some massive voyages and going through some waters that, at times, are treacherous and it can be hard sometimes not to think, “Oh my gosh, my boat might get ruined or there's this giant scratch or this irreversible dent,” or whatever you carry into the metaphor, but you guys know what we're talking about here. Your ship gets knocked around and rocked around, and you start to question if you were right to take it out for the voyage, but it's precisely what the boat was built for.


Kay:

Now, a little peak into behind Shila and I’s curtain. One of the metaphors we like to use in regards to ships is that her and I enjoy having a partner. One of the best things about having a partner is that one person can help carry an energetic load, a workload, an idea load or whatever it may be while the other person may be having an emotional issue or a family circumstance that they need to step in or something come up in their life. Now, one of the things that we've been saying is we've been taking turns on our ship as the crazy captain at the helm during the storm. You know, the one with both hands on the wheel and feet anchored like fist to the sky like, “Want that more for me, God?” And then we cycle through as the crazy captain. So whether you are the Martha’s Vineyard of yachting team, or you are the crazy captain holding on through the shore, no matter how your ship is sailing, it's got to get out there. It's got to get off the dock.


Shi:

I love that. Yes, Kay and I have been grasping, sometimes clinging, just like the captain in our metaphor to that a metaphor itself of just holding onto the mass and almost saying with the crazy look in your eye, “Is that all you got God?” because some of the storms are pretty intense. You know, another angle I like to think about here is that we're all given a ship, but many of us leave our ship in the harbor, and it doesn't get beat up and it doesn't go on any voyages, but the thing is a boat can't take its own voyage. It has to have a captain, whether it's a crazy captain or not, or a conservative captain or not, somebody's got to steer that ship. It won't ever get to where it's supposed to go if it's just the ship. It needs a captain at the wheel. And that's what our job is as humans. And it's our job to know that the boat's going to get beat up a little bit on the voyage and give ourselves the grace and space to know that that's okay.


Kay:

So as Albert Einstein reminds us, “A ship is always safe at shore, but that's not what it was built for.”


Shi:

All right. Today your quest is an easy one because we want you to start reading a book or a blog or an article that will help you with your personal growth. Just find something that you can read today that will help your ship sail on its voyage a little bit further and give you a little bit more perspective. Go at your own pace, but try to finish it and get through it at least within the 30 days if you've chosen a book. All right, Piper’s piping, are you ready?


Kay:

Let's quest!