Tuesday, June 14, 2011
What the Flock?
There was a statement that caused me to pause this week; one that I heard before, but it hadn’t resonated with me until I heard it again this week. It is a perfect metaphor for all those thoughts that flutter around in your head trying to take over your time and attention. It is a line strung together with the perfect intention to keep your eye on the big picture. Okay, you wanna know what it is? Here you go…
“It isn’t the birds that fly over head you need to worry about; it’s the ones that decide to make a nest in your hair…”
We spend so much time worrying about the fleeting thoughts of crap that come and go through our minds we miss the ones that tend to stick to our souls. We worry and sweat so much over the insignificant banter that clouds our perceptions, that when the biggies come a-bangin’ we don’t really know how to shoo them away.
Don’t fret the lost idea on the words I’ve typed here, because for one, they are just that…words. But let’s look at the metaphor and apply it to our lives in a way that makes sense. How many of us waste time on worrying and fretting over what other people think of us? When was the last time we looked at our messy house and laughed? We break a nail, stub a toe, or get a speeding ticket, and our worlds crumble. These are the birds that fly over head. These are the thoughts that cloud our minds and tend to take over our lives. Why do we let these events rule our world?
So what excuse do we give when we look in the mirror and see anything less than perfection? Where is our mindset when we poor mouth about money? Hate our neighbors? Bitch about our in-laws? Complain about our health? Is it these thoughts that we want to project out to the world? Do we want to be defined by those birds nesting in our hair? I don’t think so. These are the ideas and thoughts that we must remove and work at keeping them flapping their way to the nothingness from which they came. We are so much more than the limited ideas we have allowed to perch in our consciousness.
You must be told, you must believe, and you must know with every atom of your being… you are nothing less than perfect. You are a mighty force in this world and the sooner you come realize this, the sooner your life will change. Today is the day to stop giving your power away to things that are nothing more than time suckers and energy zappers. It is your moment now to start living the most positive, unconditional, peaceful, joy-filled, and prosperous life you can; because everyone deserves to live beyond the self imposed ideas of inadequacy.
You are too important, the most beautiful, and completely deserving of a positive life. So either you watch the birds migrate south, or shave your head.