the nature of mind

On being a bird

On being a bird

...imagine being a bird, but for some reason you don't know about flying. So you and all the other birds you know, live walking around on the ground. Everything is very very difficult. Constant struggle and survival. And, in this walking bird world, the sky is grey, overcast, cloudy all the time.

Now one day, you happen to look up, and peeking out from behind the clouds, is a bit of clear bright blue sky. You have never seen this before, and you are mesmerised... you keep looking up at the sky, hoping to catch a glimpse of this unexplainable bright peace, which you sometimes do. This is like when people start meditating...