“Ask, please, the birds of the heavens”, and they will tell you. science have imitated creation in so many ways, think of the air plains the cars and many more. but what about the simplist? can he learn life lessons from the birds? The simplist gets to be happy by loving nature. But in his quest, he also learns important lessons from them. Consider;
Many of the references to the birds of the heavens teach us important lessons about life and our relationship with people. Let us look at a few examples:
The Wild Ducks
Have you ever wondered why you never see the wild ducks fly alone? They always fly together creating a popular v shaped pattern. This is done simply to help them conserve energy. As one duck flies side by side each other science shows that there closeness help them conserve energy.
What do we learn? First learn to work well with others. It takes precise contribution for these birds to fly so close without colliding. Secondly, learn to be friendly with others, to rely on others and accept their help, this will lessen your work and you get to conserve energy. The above can only be achieved if you learn to be peaceable with those around you. For who works well with his enemy, or who can trust and accept help from an enemy. Life is much easier when you spend it loving and helping others.
Time Keeping Migratory Birds
“The stork[i] in the sky knows its seasons.” Doubtless you are well aware of the migration of storks. In the spring, over 300,000 white storks have been counted migrating from Africa to Northern Europe by way of the Jordan Valley. Their internal clock triggers the urge to return to their summer breeding grounds. Like other migratory birds, they “keep to the time of their return.”
“The true wonder of migration is that it is instinctive,” says Collins Atlas of Bird Migration. But man has the ability to discern the times and the seasons. Unlike the instinctive wisdom of the stork, so ask you self, do I like the stork discern the significance of the events of the time we live in. Will you imitate the stork and take notice of ‘the season’?
Yet there is more we can learn. The stork knows and keeps to time- it is never late. It knows that arriving late may lead it to experience difficulties in feeding and breeding. Ask you self, how much do I keep to time? You can learn that lesson from the stork since being late can cost you great opportunities in life.
The stork is remarkable for keeping to its agreement with the different continents yearly and this has helped it survive as these continents are happy to provide it with its necessities- food and a breeding ground. From the stork we learn the benefit of keeping to agreement since it will make others trust you and also want to keep to their agreement with you, always adopt the type of relationships that exist between migratory birds and there host continents.
From its nest high up on a cliff, the eagle “searches for food; its eyes look far into the distance.” Its sight is so powerful that the eagle can reportedly spot a rabbit half a mile (1 km) away.
Just as the eagle can look far into the distance, foresight, we should in are daily activities use foresight to know what activities we should engage in. always ask yourself, what will be the future result of my actions- example why smoke when the future for me is lung cancer?
An eagle soars by using thermals, or columns of rising warm air. Once the eagle locates a thermal, it spreads out its wings and circles around within the column of air, rising higher and higher. The eagle does not depend on its own strength to soar and glide long distances. Likewise, do not always try to do it alone. Accept the help of others and go on soaring to high places a lot more easier than when you try to do it all yourself. Remember, the eagle never does it alone, it accepts the help from the wind and it makes its flight job easier.
THE HEN AND HER CHICKS
One of the strongest instincts among birds is their desire to protect their young. Birds that nest on the ground, such as domestic hens, must keep a sharp lookout for danger. If the hen spots a hawk circling overhead, she emits a loud warning call, at which the chicks quickly run to safety beneath her wings. There the fledgling chicks can also find shelter from the hot sun and heavy rain.
WHAT DO WE LEARN
Parents should serve as a place of refuge for their children. They should always be on the lookout for dangers that lie around the part of their young ones and worn them on time about them. Never let your career deprive you of your protective role to your children. Remember, like the little chick, they depend on you!
Children you must learn also to obey your parents and their warning. Think of what could happen to the chick that does not run to the mother when she warns about a danger. Doom! So to avoid ruining your life, pay attention to the warning cries of your parents.
Truly, there is much that we can learn from these winged creatures. As you observe their behavior, ask yourself what you can learn. May you learn cooperation from the wild ducks. May accept the help from others and let them help you soar like an eagle. May young once come under their parents’ protective care just the way a chick runs to her mother and may parents protect their children just as a mother hen does her chicks. May the stork help you to appreciate punctuality, consistency and honesty. And may the stork remind you to stay alert to the significance of world events that mark our time.
[i] A migratory birth