There is a deep and humbling lesson in the way of birds.Their wings grow and str…

There is a deep and
humbling lesson in the way
of birds.Their wings grow
and stretch and span
patches of air. First
tentatively and then with
confidence, they lift, they
ump, they glide, they land. It
seems, for birds, it is the act
of flying that is goal. True,
they migrate and seek out
food, but when flying, there
is the sense that being aloft
is their true destination.
Unlike birds, we confuse our
time on Earth, again and
again, with obsessions of
where we are going – often
to the point that we frustrate
and stall our human ability
to fly. We frequently tame
and hush our need to love,
to learn, to know the truth of
spirit, until we can be
assured that our efforts will
take us somewhere. All these
conditions and hesitations
and yes-buts and what ifs
turn the human journey
upside down, never letting
the heart, wing that it is,
truly unfold.
We, like the birds, are meant
to fly and sing – that’s all –
and all our plans and
schemes are twigs of nest
that, once out-grown, we
leave. …read more    

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