The Hummingbird


The Perfect Hummingbird

It is a pretty fantastic Universe full of delightful human beings. All kinds of people with all kinds of ideas and truths inside of them. Everybody has their own truth, the part of them that they absolutely know is right.

That they absolutely know is the real them. The thing that when they talk about it, lights up their faces with a sense of happiness and peace that permeates throughout the very core of their souls.

When we are born, first coming into the world, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, hearts still full of the light of the Universe, we know our truth. We know beyond a single shadow of even a hint of a doubt that we are beautiful, stunning creatures brought here to enjoy lives full of beauty and grace.

  • Peace and delight
  • Happiness and fulfillment
  • And most especially, love
Mom And baby

The Perfect Baby

All you really need to do to see that truth is look into the eyes of a baby. OK, maybe not exactly the moment when they are making their first appearance into the dry, kind of chilly air of a delivery room, but right after that, when they are snuggled in their mother’s arms and her face is transfixed with a look of Universal love.

At that moment, when you look into a baby’s eyes, you will see the truth of the world. That love, that peace, the understanding that there is nothing more important in the entire Universe than enjoying the moment. Right now.

The baby understands this and so does the mother. It is a primal idea. An idea that needs no interpretation, nobody to analyze it to help make sense out of what is happening.

That moment needs

  • No TV crews
  • No Microphones
  • No quick photos uploaded to Twitter or Facebook

The moment is perfect just the way it is.

That idea of love and perfection is how the Universe is, anything else, we make up and pretend that what we thought is more real than the perfection we were born with.


We are not born with the idea that we can improve upon the perfection of the Universe, we are born with the idea that the world is already perfect, already elegantly simple, already OK just the way it is.

And that idea of perfection does not change. Now true enough, the world is always changing, always moving, always bringing us along with the current of time and motion, but the idea that the Universe is perfect does not change.

Our sense of how things are changes, our circumstances change, our perception of what is in our lives or out of our lives may change, but the simple idea that the Universe is perfect is always there.

no fighting

No Need To Struggle

That means you do not have to struggle to make things better. You do not need to spend endless days and nights working to make a difference in your life, your life is already wonderful and what it really takes is a shift in perception.

Now, it is true, of course, that some things rarely make anyone feel like their world is perfect and wonderful. The death of a loved one, when your kitten runs away, when your car gets broken into and your collection of Jethro Tull memorabilia gets stolen. Those things feel bad, no doubt about that.

But it does not mean that they aren’t perfect in what they are.

People do pass on from this life, and if you are a believer in reincarnation, you will see them again soon. And for all we can sense right here, they might still be hanging around looking at you, it’s just that you can’t see them.

Your kitten maybe did run away and the little boy who found her might have brought her home to ease the pain of his mother as she lives with the cancer eating her up.

And the truth is, EBay is alive and well, and if you went searching for replacement Jethro Tull stuff, you might meet the person of your dreams right there on the auction site.

All those things are possible, and they fit within the framework of a perfect Universe.


It All Depends

It all depends on how you look at things.

In the garden, a hummingbird is pretty focused. Flowers, maybe a hummingbird feeder, back to the flowers, time to eat a bug. That’s about it. And that is perfection for a hummingbird. It doesn’t mean that your idea of perfection is the same as the bird’s or that you need to drink sugar water or eat insects; it just means that if you let it, the world can feel perfect for you too.

You don’t have to work at it. You don’t need a set of written rules, you surely do not need to track your progress in an online journal on your account at, you just let it be.

It’s easy. It’s simple. It’s fun. And will bring you more peace of heart than almost anything else you can do.

Try it today. Just with a simple thought. Like this:

“Thank you for my perfect life”

Or if that is a bit of a stretch, try this instead:

“I am willing to believe my life can be perfect.”

Give one of those thoughts a try for a few times today (or maybe a few hundred times) and then be willing to feel differently.

It is an awesome experience.

26 Comments on “The Hummingbird”

  1. Juliette

    First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I’ve had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips? Appreciate it!
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    1. Michael

      Thank you for your kind words, Juliette. It is possible that the first 10 or 15 minutes might produce writing that might be better off edited out, but it kind of depends on how often you write to start with. if you write consistently everyday, you will wind up keeping more of the thoughts that you got during those first minutes. It is almost like the more you do it, the easier it becomes.

      I tend to listen to a brain entrainment musical recording with a set of noise blocking headphones, and that works really well for me. I don’t do that all the time, but when i do, i find it is almost trance producing and my writing is easy and flows pretty well with only minor revision needed. :-)

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  3. Karoyln

    I like hummingbirds that is why I read this post originally, but now I am getting even more from it than just about birds. Thank you

  4. Lin

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  5. Kathi

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  6. Will Stater

    It’s great to find someone who genuinely knows what they’re talking about on the internet.You definitely know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people should look at this and understand this side of life.

  7. Bethanne

    WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for living a perfect life. And this really helped me. Thank you.

  8. Kasey

    I love this: “We are not born with the idea that we can improve upon the perfection of the Universe” that is an awesome way to see things. Thank you.

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