Clutter

Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
– Oprah Winfrey

Birds don’t have clutter. And aren’t they lucky? They have just what they need and no more.

Birds don’t clutter up their homes. At breeding time, they find or build a place to raise their young. The place may be as simple as a tree hollow or as elaborate as a stick nest. Some birds add leaves, animal hair or spider web for warmth and comfort. The nest serves its purpose and doesn’t become a burden to its owner.

Birds don’t gather and hoard huge quantities of food. They find what they need to eat each day. The food is fresh – I’m not including carrion eaters here! – and provides just what their bodies need.

Birds don’t take on too many tasks. They are clear about what they need to do in their lives. They don’t have an ever-lengthening ‘to do’ list that often overwhelms them.

Birds don’t clutter up their homes with exercise equipment or their weeks with exercise appointments. They incorporate exercise into their days, naturally and seamlessly.

Birds don’t decorate themselves with fabrics and jewels. They don’t need to wear more or pay more than the next individual. They know they are beautiful just as they are.

As I stumble over the pile of pile of shoes near my front door and try to squeeze pyjamas into an overflowing drawer, it occurs to me that my life would be easier if I lived more like a bird.

birds of prey

Australian daytime birds of prey

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