I spend a lot of my time watching ducks. They have a whole range of movements and behaviours. At the moment, quite a few have chicks and I have seen them get noisy and protective. As soon as whatever it is that triggered this behaviour is gone the duck returns to what ever they were doing or does something else, as if nothing happened.
The main thing that strikes me when I watch ducks is that they are always themselves and express themselves completely. I have never seen or felt that a duck is low, unhappy and certainly not depressed. In fact most of the time they feel very contented to me.
What is their secret? A duck knows it is a duck; it follows its instincts and enjoys its ‘duckness’.
“But they don’t have to work in a job they hate” or “Ferry their kids around everywhere” or “They have it easy” or “They don’t think”; or do we! It is our so called higher intelligence and ability to think and to keep thinking that gets us in trouble. Is it not?
When was the last time you kicked of your shoes and enjoyed the feel of the grass? Have you ever let go and allowed yourself to be, without thinking about the end result.
Being does not mean the absence of doing, it means being fully in, fully concentrating, being present, in whatever you’re ‘doing’ especially if this is just sitting with you’re eyes closed enjoying you’re beingness.