Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – March 2023
I’d wish to share a brief parable by Anthony De Mello. I learn this story for the primary time about ten years in the past and revisit it from time to to time to mirror.
“A person discovered an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chickens and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, considering he was a barnyard rooster. He scratched the earth for worms and bugs. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a couple of toes into the air.
Years handed and the eagle grew very outdated. Someday he noticed a powerful hen above him within the cloudless sky. It glided in swish majesty among the many highly effective wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its robust golden wings. The outdated eagle appeared up in awe. “Who’s that?” he requested.
“That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” stated his neighbor. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth—we’re chickens.” “Oh,” the eagle cried, “I want I may soar like that hen.” The chickens roared with laughter, “You can not soar. You’re a rooster and chickens don’t soar.”
So the eagle lived and died a rooster, for that’s what he thought he was.”
Fascinating story, eh? It has a method of placing life into perspective. What a disgrace it will be to go to the grave with our hopes and desires that had been by no means fulfilled, all due to a limiting perception system about ourselves and having allowed the damaging opinions of others to infiltrate our temple.
Get your soar on,