The Flight Of Harmony:::::::
are two faces to one coin; a person who wishes to live fully as a human
being needs to understand that the existence of one's unique
individuality has to be acknowledged, as well as the existence of the
group or collective. One cannot exist without the other.
who are developing spiritually feel a personal sense of value. They
clearly recognize their uniqueness and have the feeling that there is
the freedom to be whatever they choose to be. At the same time, their
sense of personal independence allows them to come close to others and
work with them. They do not have selfish independence. They get close to
others because they have found fulfillment in their own self. Someone
who has truly found the value of the self above and beyond labels, name,
fame and approval can effectively cooperate within the collective or
group and interact appropriately. Such people not only feel themselves
to be a part of the whole but, even more importantly, the group or
collective feels them to be a part of the whole.
In nature, when
birds have to fly to a warmer climate in winter, they flock together
and start their journey as a group. The success of the journey depends
on the group: if an individual bird does not join the group, it cannot
reach the destination on its own. Birds fly in a particular formation,
with an appropriate space between them as they fly. If they fly too
close to each other, their wings get entangled; they lose their balance
and fall. If they remain too far from each other, the formation cannot
be created properly, and they are not able to ride the currents of air,
which help to propel them in their flight. Furthermore, the leader of
the formation does not remain the leader throughout the whole flight,
but moves back and allows another to take its place. This repositioning
continues throughout the flight until the destination is reached,
allowing individual birds to contribute to the success of the journey.
reality of life is that we are individuals within a collective whole.
Just like the birds, we are all a part of an unlimited Flight of