I have a little Ganesha statuette in my yoga room.
Noticing it for perhaps the first time, my 4-year-old son asked if it was an elephant. To which I simply replied, “Yes…that’s Ganesha”.
He immediately asked if he was there to protect us.
I felt like he was telling me not asking me.
To my mind, Ganesha represents, knowledge and is the remover of obstacles, but my son immediately felt, what I had to google to find out, Ganesha’s upraised hand depicts protection. It means, ‘Fear not, I am with you’.
Some things are better felt than understood.