Thinking about this strange phenomenon this evening, and its lovely name, a "murmuration." So apt.
Researched it a bit. We always wonder how they swerve and turn as one. An example of Group Mind? Thought transfer? It turns out that science suggests that when birds form great flocks, it is the slight adjustments made by individual birds that cue the entire flock to adjust and follow. These happen so quickly that it looks like some kind of unified mind.
(And I think it still is, in the way that waves upon the ocean are individual, but have impact upon how the ocean looks on the surface)
It got me thinking about all of us and our behavior...how our individual actions can cause waves far beyond ourselves, to the point where the original cause isn't even obvious, only its effect.
And then of course I thought of this poem:
"I want to
Something to ponder for the art of life.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
NEXT INTRO TO ZENTANGLE CLASS:
No immediate group classes scheduled (I'm always open to hearing about a good venue in the Cambridge-Somerville area). I am always happy to teach 1-1 and/or in a small group in your home.
Come and amaze yourself!
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society
Skillful Meditation Project