01 Nov Manifesto for the Birds
Manifesto for Birds (and Yourself)
If birds were to call out a manifesto, it might be like this.
I am a bird.
One: I live in balance with all life on Earth.
Two: I care for the environment.
Three: I live in the moment where I am.
Four: I take only enough for what I need.
Five: I learn from Nature.
Six: I persist through wind, cold, and rain.
Seven: I sing with conviction and courage.
Eight: I fly with a purpose.
Nine: I care for my health.
Ten: I do my best to be my best.
About this manifesto
Of course, it’s fiction.
And then it’s not.
You see, there are two ways to obtain a manifesto: 1) By observing behavior, and 2) By writing one.
So everybody has one, even birds.
The above manifesto is then a description of how birds live. Through that, birds sustain the ecosystem they depend upon.
As a human, you have an advantage: You can write a manifesto that describes your choices. And you can include ethical choices related to compassion, kindness, and gratitude.
Then, once you make these fundamental choices, you can focus on their implementation. And that leads to being more deliberate, which results in being more effective.
PS: I just updated this article about Kindness: 27 Ways to Show Kindness
Help Birds Tip
Write Your Manifesto
Why: We need more people who live with a purpose.
How: Write a list of your values. Then write statements that tell how you will apply them.
What: Find an example at: My Mission and Values
We have a responsibility to care for the ecosystem that we depend upon. If we ruin it, we ruin our future.
Here some ideas on what to do:
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