Early last year, I had the privilege of visiting the David Shedrick Trust located inside the Nairobi national park. This trust takes care of orphaned elephant calves, nursing them until they become adults before releasing them back into the wild, once they become adults. Now immediately when you enter the park’s main gate, on your right, there is another gate that leads into the wild side of the park. Here the animals are under no restriction. They can roam the width and breadth of the park. At this gate, there is a sign that is clearly marked with the following instructions “ALWAYS KEEP THE GATE CLOSED.”The reason for this instructions is to stop the wild animals from straying into the road set aside for the use of vehicles and those walking on foot. Any wild animal gaining access into this pathway can pose a great risk to those visiting the elephant orphanage.
I believe our lives should follow this example. You will all agree with me that we live in a world that is so negative and a lot of noise left, right and center constantly distracting us from that which we are doing or want to achieve. These voices are sometimes so loud that if we are not careful, they can easily drown out our inner voice which is audible but never loud. These voices can never affect our lives unless we grant them access. This access includes keeping the wrong company, reading and watching content that does not build us in any way, listening to advice from people who have no record of success, pessimists and complainers. If we grant all these access, then as sure as night follows day, downfall will definitely be the obvious outcome. Be careful about the doors that you leave open and the people that you grant access and permission to, into your life. To read more posts by Mwangi, click HERE