Let’s go live our lives on Earth in the midst of them

 

Some birds were flying over a field when a man tried to shoot them. So they flew higher to get away from the bullets. Higher up, they were still bothered by the sound of the gun. So they flew even higher, but then above their heads an airplane passed. One said to the others, “Since we cannot get away from people no matter what we do, let’s go live our lives on Earth in the midst of them, and not worry too much – our job is to live our lives in joy.”

– Jon Schreiber in Your Home is the Entire Cosmos: The Wisdom of Breema