Mark Nepo, USA

Poet and philosopher.

  • The Way of Birds

    Mark Nepo, USA

    (Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

    There is a deep and humbling lesson in the way of birds. Their wings grow and stretch and span patches of air. First tentatively and then with confidence, they lift, they pump, they glide, they land. It seems, for birds, it is the act of flying that is the goal. True, they migrate and seek out food, but when flying, there is the sense that being aloft is their true destination.