Once a year during the June/July (mid-winter) we witness a phenomena which is the sardine run – it lasts for days. Thousands of sardines come close to the coast and locals literally scoop them up in nets and hats or whatever is handy. The sardines form a swirling ball (baitball) which is clearly visible from the shore. The marine birds feast and it is also a feeding frenzy for dolphins, sharks, seals, whales,etc – the only time these sea creatures co-operate by synchronizing their attack on the baitball. Marine biologists think that the baitballing is a defense mechanism whereby the sardines aim to appear larger on the “radar” (sonar) of the predators and, thereby, avoid being seen as easy prey. The sardines have to work together in order to minimize the damage to the collective whole – the casualties are obviously less than it would have been if they had moved singularly.The ego is responsible for our individual self-survival at all costs and when taken to the extreme becomes selfish and greedy. A balance has been attained when you integrate your talents, skills and abilities to contribute to the growth and expansion of others as well as yourself. Be a co-creator of health, wealth, prosperity and abundance for all and you will live in joy, peace, understanding and love.
followed by predators –
the ego contained
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*A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators.
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