Today I had breakfast with the birds. There are birdfeeders outside my window and as I eat, I turn to look out at life in nature. I wondered what the bird’s day would be like.
Is there a plan?
I’ve already been through my email and added a few things to my to do list for today. I bet the bird simply woke up and stretched in the sun and enjoyed the morning breeze.
I’ve already felt the pressure of things I’d like to accomplish versus my unwillingness to to do them. I bet the bird is simply open for adventure, willing to explore whatever shows up.
A bird has no long term plan. It is concerned with survival but that does not mean an extravagant lifestyle to maintain, or a mortgage to pay. A bird simply is. A bird is totally content in the present moment. Enjoying breakfast. Hanging out with friends.
What if I were more like the bird?
Am I willing to wake when I am rested and sleep when I am tired? Am I content to eat when I am hungry? Can I hang out with friends or enjoy my time alone? Can I release my long-range goals, my business plan and even my list of things to do and simply hang out in the moment? How different my life could be if that were my choice.
I think I’ll be a bird today.
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