Monday, June 20, 2005

Are you a Chicken or an Eagle?

Once upon a time, an eagle's egg fell out of its nest and landed softly on the ground in a chicken's nest. The mother chicken was warm and nurturing. She adopted the eagle egg and kept it warm along with her other eggs. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chickens and all were raised by the mother chicken.

As he grew up, the eaglet learned to do exactly what the young chickens did. They ran around on the ground, flapped their wings in vain and fled from predators. The whole time the eaglet thought, felt and believed he was a chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and small insects. He jerked his wings about only to get a few feet in the air and came back down to earth.

Many years passed, and the eagle grew old. Suddenly, he noticed a glorious creature soar through the air above him. The magnificent bird was hard to see with the sun behind him. The bird flew in a majestic manner, pumping its powerful, golden wings effortlessly to remain aloft on the currents of the wind.

The elderly eagle watched this regal sight in wonder and admiration. "What type of creature is that?" he asked his friend.

"That is the eagle, king of all the birds," replied his friend. "The sky belongs to him. The earth belongs to us. We're chickens." So the eagle lived and died as a desert chicken, for that's what he believed he was.

Are you an eagle or a chicken? It is my hope that you will chose to be an eagle soaring to heights which only you can imagine. For the difference between one who lives life as a chicken and one who lives as an eagle is completely within your control. If you are not aware of whom you are and what you want, then others may tell you who you are and what you want. That gets confusing and makes it harder to discover who you really are. On the other hand, if you know who you are and what moves you, then it is your choice how to live your life. Master your thoughts and feelings and you will master life.


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