12 Jul Connection With Life
Why Connection Matters
When I look into the eyes of a bird, I see life.
And in that life, I find a connection with Nature.
This reminds me that I’m part of something greater than myself – I’m part of all that is alive.
In turn, that connection leads to compassion for all. For example, I sense the global health of humanity.
Notice there’s a point here: Connection leads to compassion.
This matters on both an individual and on a social scale.
Your happiness begins by expanding your world of connections. Then those connections increase your world of compassion. And with greater compassion, you have more opportunities to practice kindness.
That’s important because with compassion, kindness becomes an easy choice.
And the more kindness you can show others, the more joy you will feel. At the same time, when you share more kindness, society becomes more healthy for all.
You may notice that all my photos show the bird looking at you.
While that makes a photo interesting, it also conveys the connection that I find when I look into the eyes of a bird.
PS: I added more photos to Birds Up Close
The American Birding Association has a list of birding festivals on their web site. Now you can easily find a festival near you.
See: Birding Festivals
These festivals offer wonderful opportunities to see birds, learn about birding, and meet people. They can also be memorable small vacations.
The American Bird Conservancy’s work is critically important. Please visit their site at: American Bird Conservancy
Here’s an outstanding book about bird conservation: Bird Conservation