bird spreading wings as a symbol of unlocking your potential

Spread your wings

How can you spread your wings and unlock your potential? Here’s a little story to first reflect upon. Once there was a man who found an eagle’s egg on the ground in a forest. It had fallen out of the nest. He picked up the egg and brought it home to his chicken farm, putting it into one of the chickens nests, where the egg hatched.

Once hatched, the eagle grew up thinking it was a chicken. It learned to live and think like a chicken, running around, scratching the ground and making chicken noises. At night, it went back to the chicken coop, sleeping on the chicken ladder like any other chicken. One day when all the chickens were outside, they saw an eagle soaring high above in the sky.

The little chicken-eagle exclaimed “Oh, how wonderful!” and asked his mother “What is that?” The chicken-mother answered: “Oh, they are different. We are chickens and we live on the ground. They are completely different from us.”  And so the little chicken-eagle lived his life like a chicken until he finally died.

Unlock your potential

That’s how many of us live: Little chicken lives, instead of spreading our wings and expressing our true nature. We don’t express what we are meant to express, because we limit ourselves through belief systems, through destructive concepts and thoughts. Like the chicken-eagle who limited himself through the belief that he was a chicken, not even trying to fly. Had he looked in the mirror – or even the nearest puddle – it would have been obvious, who he really was, since he plainly looked like an eagle.

Coming out as an eagle

The two wings we are supposed to open and use are loving-kindness and wisdom; understanding reality, understanding how things really exist. The mirror is the meditations, your awareness, and the group. My courses and retreats are invitations for you to spread your wings.

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