The View is Clearer from Higher Ground

Higher ground

Higher ground 150x71 The View is Clearer from Higher GroundIn the winter, when food is scarce, all the birds in the lake of our local park gather together to ask all the passers by for sustenance. The surface of the lake is often frozen and the collective body heat and movement of the birds defrosts a small section so that they can all come together in order to survive.

As you can imagine, it gets pretty crowded, with many different species that would normally steer well clear of each other, all vying for the same space and the same food. It’s quite a sight to see.

As I walked past the railings of the boating section, I noticed this row of birds that had flown up and out of the flocks below and seemed to be separating themselves. They had a clear line of sight all across the lake and could see any potential sources of food from afar – way before the gathered flock would have been able to.

It’s like this with us too. When we separate ourselves out of the normal run of life, and lift ourselves to ‘higher ground’ we can see things a lot more clearly. When it all gets too much and you can’t even hear yourself think any more, separate yourself out of the crowd, out of the noisy thoughts and activity and go to a peaceful place of higher ground. It’s from here that you’ll be able to see and think more clearly. Then, just as those birds did, you’ll have the advantage of being able to see your ‘food’ coming and be prepared for its arrival.

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