A Birds Eye View of Life.
small patch of sky was theirs!
There is an old saying, which goes "we should live life as free as
a bird" but do all birds live a free life? Another question we may
ask is "do birds possess some form of ego?"
If so, then perhaps their life is not as free as it seems.
A few weeks ago I was watching an enthralling display by birds of prey
in the glorious South of England. It was fascinating to see how owls and
falcons can be trained to fly around an open field, then land on different
stations and posts when called. How magnificent they are when they swoop
in to seize food from a swinging rope. All was going well until the star
of the show was brought out. This was a falcon with its own strong mind
and would do things in its own time.
The falcon came out and flew way up high in the sky. It circled our area
for a few minutes and just when it seemed to be coming down to take its
prey on the end of a rope, it decided it was enjoying its freedom and
headed up even higher and more distant. The trainer told us the falcon
was entering in a space that is protected by two Perigrine falcons. She
stated that their falcon would be attacked and chased off for flying in
the Perigrines space. The Perigrines had no young in their nest; hence
they were protecting what they believed is "their hunting ground"
Well, I began to think, if a bird protects its air space then they must
have an idea of their identity. If they have an identity, then maybe they
possess some type of an ego, for only an ego thinks it holds possessions.
The two Perigrines believe they own their patch of sky, therefore other
birds were not free to fly in their territory. I do not know how many
type of birds protect their patch of sky, but all birds protect their
nest and that seems to be a rational instinct to protect life and not
Protecting a nest is a natural action to preserve life, but to extend
that instinct to protect the sky seems to be one of selfishness. The question
is, have some birds of prey evolved to act in an aggressive manner, so
that they can possess their air space? Are they mistakenly thinking they
need to protect their space in order to survive? Even though there was
open countryside all around, filled will all types of small tasty creatures
they eat, this small patch of sky was theirs!
It seems as if it had become "normal" for these aggressive birds
to protect their patch of sky.
The trainer's falcon did not stay in the Peregrines space for too long,
as it must have a good memory of past attacks it had encountered. Within
a few seconds it flew away far beyond our view and was out of sight for
half an hour or more. This falcon was truly as free as a bird now and
the whole of the surrounding countryside was his domain.
Quite suddenly it came back into our sight and within a few minutes came
whizzing over our heads (within a few inches) and swooped on its pray
which was a dead mouse on the end of the twirling rope. What a fascinating
display, via a birds eye view of life, we observed that day.
How many of us live as an egotistical birdbrain? Or, to put it another
way, how many people protect their space between their ears called "a
man made belief system"? We all grow up to accept a belief system
or political viewpoint. Now what happens when some newcomer comes into
our life and invades our space of thought with a differing viewpoint?
Many dogmatic, egotistical people will not tolerate anyone else's point
of view from entering their thoughts, so they immediately attack. They
find many ways of aggressively fending off any opinion that could threaten
their own territory. On a more obstreperous scale, a war of words turns
into a military war of destruction and mayhem. Are we no better than a
bird, with a brain the size of a pea?
Do we really need to go through life with a limited view of our beliefs,
or should we open up our skies (minds) and fly all around the universe
to acquire new and exciting original thoughts? The trainers falcon was
free to fly where he wished once let off the lead. He flew high and wide
and enjoyed his freedom. But he came home to a loving master after his
Fifty-thousand years ago humans began to transform from natural beings
and evolved into sophisticated, complex, tangled beings.
Humans evolved intellectually whist at the same time forfeiting much of
their natural biological identity. Today our normality is creating havoc
and mayhem all around the world, in our everyday lives. Can we return
to a more natural life and still enjoy all the modern day trappings?
We live but a brief life on earth, whereby we have been let out to roam
free and think at will. We only have a short period to fly freely because
we are just passing though on our eternal journey.
Let's not restrict our space to think. It has become "normal"
for the ego to protect its viewpoints. The spirit will fly freely....
Naturally, (natures rally) with an open mind. Who do you want to fly with
today? There are so many new creative ideas we can swoop on, to help society
free itself from captivity of egotistical thoughts. We may not possess
a birds eyesight or hearing abilities, but surely we can think a little
clearer than a contentious, out of tune birdbrain.....Or can we?
© Michael Levy
POINT OF LIFE GLOBAL NEWSLETTER VOL. 3 No 11 © November 2002.
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John Randolph Price........(The Quartus Foundation )"Removing the
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