Birds In Flight: A Lesson To Be Learned

My Yoga instructor reminds me to be aware of my surroundings, and wherever I go to be aware of all present. The image above of swirling flocks of birds can only happen when two things occur, Each and every bird must be aware of the movements of every other bird, the second way this happens is the constant changing of leadership. As the lead bird becomes tired, he or she drops back, and another takes the leader’s place.

For us as a community we need to learn from birds in flight. We must be aware of everyone’s movements and needs, and we must no let our leaders become so weary they slow or impede our journey to God’s dream for all.

It begins with really seeing one another as being part of a common flock moving to a common goal. Where are your neighbors at this particular moment. Are the okay, are they sick or hungry, are your leaders old and tired? Good questions to ask I think.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. I think we can apply this message to politics as well as to the spiritual life, Webb. The leaders I have followed are definitely tired, but they don’t seem to realize it. We see some young and energetic potential leaders coming up, but not enough and not fast enough.

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