22 Oct Being the Bird
Living in the city, sometimes I forget how wonderful nature is. I’m surrounded by cars and big buildings and it becomes easy to forget to stop and take a look at the many beautiful things that naturally occur in our world. Even in a big city, there is still nature to look at. There’s the green grass on the ground and the flowers that sprout up from that grass. There’s the trees that tower over us and provide us with shelter and shade when the bright and shining sun that’s up in the sky is too much for us to bear. And of course we have animals to remind us of the wonders that nature has. Every now and again we get to witness raccoons as they frolic through the parks. We see the countless numbers of fish that swim in the sea. And when we look up, we have a chance to look at the birds as they do their dance in the sky.
Nature is a glorious thing to behold, and every now and again we can even take a lesson or two from it.
Let’s go back to the birds in the sky for a second. They don’t stay in the sky 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. They eventually have to come and land for food or just simply to rest. And many times when they do land, they just so happen to land in trees. Some of these trees are huge and they seem like they go on forever and ever. Other trees are so small that the bigger trees could easily tower over them. But no matter how small or how big the tree is, the bird will land on it. They land on the branches of the trees and they stay there until it’s time for them to move on once more. And when they land on these branches, they don’t seem to concern themselves with whether or not the branches are sturdy. From a distance, we may look at a branch on the tree and think to ourselves that it isn’t a good idea for the birds to land on them. We think, “That branch could never hold that bird. It’s going to break and then the bird will fall from the tree.” But the thing is, the birds don’t think that way. They land on the branch knowing that if the branch does happen to break, they can just flap their wings and fly away to safety. They believe in themselves and in their abilities and that’s why they can land on the branch and not worry about having it break.
We need to be more like these birds positive thinkers. Having belief in yourself is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself. It doesn’t matter if other people believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself first. Your belief in yourself is what’s going to drive you to pursue the things in life that you want to pursue no matter how big or small they may be.
When you believe in yourself and in your abilities, you’ll have the confidence to step into a new or scary situation because you’ll know that you can handle it.
A lot of times we over think things and we get into our heads and we start to doubt ourselves. We start thinking that we’re not good enough to do that new thing that we want to do. We think that we’re not smart enough to do that job or that we’re not pretty enough to be with that person. Well I’m here to tell you otherwise! Have you ever known someone who exudes self-confidence? It’s like they know that they’re going to come out okay no matter what life throws their way. They believe that the situation is going to work out for them and it does because by thinking that something is going to go their way, they attract, find and gravitate towards events and people in their life that will help them make that goal a reality.
Positive thinker, you can attract good things into your life too simply by believing in yourself. It’s the first step that you need to take if you want to have the life that you dream of.
So don’t listen to the negative voices in your head that tell you that you can’t do something. Start listening to all of those voices that tell you that you can do what you want to do.
And don’t forget the lesson that the birds teach us…
“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking. Because her trust is not in the branch but in her own wings. Believe in yourself.”