THE STILL LIFE
To watch a bird—to really slow down and observe a wren or a heron or a hawk in all its glory—is to practice perhaps the easiest, most accessible kind of meditation. It is getting outside of one’s own thoughts to see how another lives, how it soars, how it goes on in its bird life so contentedly. What is simpler, or more satisfying, then seeing other creatures be completely their creaturely selves?
There is a deep kind of rest in being reminded that is possible to live so unselfconsciously and so trustingly that life will provide us just what we need, right when we need it.
COMING SOMETIME 2022
"Take, for instance, watching birds. Sit in a chair or lay on the grass or lounge in a hammock and let them come. Hang a feeder and watch them eat. How carefully they find just what they need, without greed (most of the time) or worry."