How to mindfully listen to what the birds are saying
We can feel what is happening with the birds around us. Bird songs help us relax, their alarms cause tension, and their deadly silence prompts us to observe our surroundings more carefully.
Humans can easily tune into communication between birds. This practice is called bird language and it reveals the exciting drama in birds' everyday lives.
The basic practice of the 'Bird Sit' is akin to an outdoor bird meditation and it's the perfect activity to do from your window, backyard, or stoop. Simply sit and quietly watch the birds for 10-20 minutes. While sitting, ask youself, "What are the birds doing right now?" and observe their behaviors and vocalizations.
Over time, you will discover the bird's secret lives and how they are driven by predation, feeding, mating and nesting. This simple yet potent practice cultivates quiet mind, relaxation, and deep connection to birds.
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