Pigeons are almost everywhere. You love them, you hate them, or you don't care much about them. Most likely that you fall in the last category. They are so common that we don't even notice them anymore.
Not even dead ones.
You pass by, barely noticing them, not even spending a second thought on it, minding your own business, thinking about what is next.
And a few steps later, you already forgot the dead pigeon.
But the exercise is not about animal rights or morals. It's about perception and biases.
We all have our biases and thoughts about that bird. That makes the pigeon a great example.
People love pigeons in the form of the white dove. Symbolizing peace. At the same time, they despite the same regular bird in town.
Symbol of Peace vs. Rat Of The Sky
Contradicting, isn't it?
This week's action is to uncover some of your biases towards pigeons to spark the observing skill in you. Observing your thoughts and behaviors is the essential skill for change. You can only change what you are aware of.
Try not to judge whatever comes up. Neither you, the birds, or anything else. If this happens, just notice it, accept it and move on. Don't fret about it. It will become better over time when you train your observing skill.
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