Things I Learned Yesterday

Truth be told

Baby bird on driveway in Florida
First sighting two days ago


Close up of bay bird
Final sighting yesterday.


Florida landscape
Hawk flew into this tree. Chick was near the chairs.


Truth be told, life is brutal.

Life is also brilliantly joyful.

Running out for a quick errand yesterday, the baby bird was back. We saw him the night before and felt sad it was prematurely out of the nest.

Right or wrong i opted to let nature follow its due course, largely because i didn’t see a nest.

Snapped the photos above and turned to walk to the car. Three seconds later, screeching broke out. A hawk picked the baby up from the driveway and flew up into the closest tree and the hysteria ensued.

It lasted a few seconds and then the hawk flew off into the distance.

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The Movement

Could this be an animal’s mid life celebration?

Could this be an animal’s mid life celebration? This is a remarkable look at what can happen when we break from the herd mentality and embrace our authentic self, unashamed.



Remember yesterday when we said tomorrow? Go.

PS. Still glowing from going (with the book).

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Outlasting Fear

Nature Has A Brilliant Way Of Showing Humans The Way

Nature doesn't always have a happy ending, but it does survive.

The first rule of nature is way to real and brutal for most people to accept.

Insight: In nature there is no more compelling truth than survival of the fittest.

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Dear Son

Dear Son, You May Be Asking How Is It Possible To Find Blessings In Hardships

The alligator (center) has no natural enemies (except man).

Dear Son, watch nature. Learn from nature. Pay attention. Every living thing has an enemy, even those at the top of the food chain. Man is his own enemy. Like I said, pay attention. The first rule of nature is survival of the fittest.

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Joy In Your Spirit

Happiness Is Your Nature

“Happiness is your nature.  It is not wrong to desire it.  What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”Ramana Maharishi

Yesterday’s post spoke of escape, implying that when faced with an overwhelming obstacle, we may run from it, try to avoid it, ignore it, medicate it, deny it, etc.

We are always going to be faced with life’s challenges.  And the proverbial mid life crisis is more or less a universal phenomenon for virtually all adults.

We get to a place, don’t like it, and then think we can take a short cut to move past it.  Maybe.  Maybe some can.  I certainly couldn’t.

However, when I started to look inside for the answers instead of outside, my life began to transform.

Consider this, there is infinite joy to be had, to be discovered, to be shared.  I mean, happiness is our nature.

When I dream without any limits, I dream of others having this wonderful mid life celebration, instead of the proverbial midlife crisis.