How The Eagle Lost Its Beak
Change is essential to healing. The trials and tribulations to become “you” are an everyday process. Today, I would like to share with you a tale I found inspiring.
We all know of eagles. Their majestic features, their ferocity, and their hunting power show their strength of character. There is a Native tale that talks about how eagles live up to 70 years but, at the age of 40, are faced with a harsh decision.
In its 40th year, its long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey that serves as food.
Its long and sharp beak becomes bent. Its old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, stick to its chest & make it difficult to fly. Then the eagle is left with only two options: DIE or go through a painful process of CHANGE which lasts 150 days. The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its nest. The eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. Then the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back, and then it will pluck out its talons.
When its new talons grow back, the eagle starts plucking its old-aged feathers. And after 5 months, the eagle takes its famous flight of rebirth and lives for 30 more years.
To become a better person, the person you really wish to be, you must change. You must recognize the part of yourself that needs to dissolve, the part of yourself that is holding you down, keeping you a prisoner. Once you realize it, the process of letting go can start. You begin to shed parts of yourself and allow new parts to grow. Pain and struggle are part of our transformation, as are victory and liberation.
Like the eagle, we must tear off our worn pieces and begin anew. Once those pieces have been removed, new ideas, habits, and experiences can take their place. Finally, from there, we’ll be able to fly anew...
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