This is a beautiful analogy from The Bhagavad Gita.
There are two birds on the same tree, one bird is pre-occupied for the fruits, leaves and the branches of the tree. The other bird is just sitting there, watching and waiting for the bird to turn around and connect.
The soul and the Supersoul are two friendly birds. The eating bird is our Individual soul and the other bird is the Supersoul. One of the birds (the individual atomic soul) is eating and enjoying the fruit of the tree, and the other bird (Lord/Divine) is simply watching His friend. Lord is the witnessing bird, and our soul is the eating bird. The soul is struggling very hard on the tree of the material body, but as soon as he agrees to accept the other bird as the supreme spiritual master—the subordinate bird immediately becomes free from all lamentations.
The eating bird is fully engrossed with anxiety and moroseness as the enjoyer of the fruits of the tree. But if in some way or other he turns his face to his friend who is the Lord and knows His glories — at once the suffering bird becomes free from all anxieties.”
In life, we are too busy being busy until we forget to realise who we really are.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
We are pure consciousness. We are parcels of God. We are here on earth for a reason, and our duty is finding out what our purpose is. As we grow older, we become too busy. We are waking up every day doing things that mean nothing to our soul. We are chasing after material things, money, recognition, fame. We are feeling fearful, worried, sad and depressed. We are fighting and struggling every day as though we have no power within us.
We are so much more than this body. We are limitless. We have the power and capability to go beyond our body. We are the energy, we have the power within and we can heal ourselves and we can change our lives.
The moment we start to think and notice that we are the soul. We are free. Nothing can break our soul. No one can hurt our soul. Our soul doesn’t feel sad, depressed or anxious.
The Universe is there waiting for us to listen. The Universe is there ready to guide us. We just have to clear our chattering mind and listen. Are you ready to listen?