Thoughts Fly Like Birds

Thoughts Fly Like Birds


Do not idolise

Your thoughts


Which fly

Like noisy birds


And settle for a time

In the tree of the mind


Let them fly away

So the wider blue sky


And silence

May stay.


Inspired by Richard Rohr’s book ‘Immortal Diamond’, which explores the idea of The True Self as a deeper, truer foundation for identity than The False Self. He writes:

“The False Self is just who you think you are – but thinking doesn’t make it so.”

Immortal Diamond, p. viii

Sometimes thoughts are imagined as birds flying into a tree. We have the freedom to let them fly away again, or dwell on them so they start to build unhelpful nests in our minds…

Image by Tiziano Bortolotti from Pixabay

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