Have you heard the story of the bird
who flew into a house with many large windows?
A scary new environment
with clear views of open skies.
Confined, tight spaces are not part of his nature.
A person chases him and makes gestures
toward a door.
Bird trusts no one.
He can get out of this situation by himself!
He musters all his energy to force his way out.
Bird tries and tries to fly through the glass.
Each try brings more pain to his small body.
Panicked and out of breath Bird keeps trying.
Exhausted and hopeless
Bird collapses on the floor.
Giving up hope, Bird accepts his perceived demise.
The stranger holds the bird gently in her hand
taking him through the door outside.
She lays Bird gently in a small tree.
After a while
Bird flies in the open skies again.
Did you realize Bird’s exhaustion and subsequent letting go
was the key to his freedom?
What part of your life is similar to this bird’s story?
Copyright . 2011 by Shervin Hojat