Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Recently, I was sitting in a meeting where the topic of detachment was being discussed. The meeting room – where the discussion was taking place – was bordered by two exterior windows. As I sat listening to the discussion, my concentration was interrupted several times.
The interruption occurred each time I heard a bird hit the window. Initially, I realized that this is what birds do from time to time. However, when the bird continued to hit the window for a 4th, 5th and then a 6th time I found myself becoming increasingly annoyed. And then in the midst of being annoyed, I experienced a spiritual awakening. As I reflected upon the bird’s behavior my eyes were opened and I became aware.
The bird was determined to come through the window – time and time again – even to its own hurt. The bird attempted to exert its power over that which it was powerless. The bird’s focus got in the way of its ability to recognize what it was doing was simply not working.
Although the bird eventually gave up on trying to get into the room — through the window — the lesson became clear. The topic of detachment was put into perspective for me. I like the bird can repeatedly find myself doing behaviors — over and over again — to my own hurt. I like the bird can persistently attempt to exert my will – by trying to force a solution – over something that I have no power. I like the bird can participate in behaviors that cloud my ability to see what is clearly not working for me.
Through my process, I have found a way to stop hitting those same windows over and over again. In part 2 of this article, I will share what I have learned.
Please read Part 2 of this article by clicking here. Thank you.
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