Saturday, March 20, 2010


The Chicken
Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside, where an eagle's nest rested. The eagle's nest contained four large eagle eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs to roll down the mountain, to a chicken farm, located in the valley below. The chickens knew that they must protect and care for the eagle's egg, so an old hen volunteered to nurture and raise the large egg. One day, the egg hatched and a beautiful eagle was born. Sadly, however, the eagle was raised to be a chicken. Soon, the eagle believed he was nothing more than a chicken. The eagle loved his home and family, but his spirit cried out for more. While playing a game on the farm one day, the eagle looked to the skies above and noticed a group of mighty eagles soaring in the skies. "Oh," the eagle cried, "I wish I could soar like those birds." The chickens roared with laughter, "You cannot soar with those birds. You are a chicken and chickens do not soar." The eagle continued staring, at his real family up above, dreaming that he could be with them. Each time the eagle would let his dreams be known, he was told it couldn't be done. That is what the eagle learned to believe. The eagle, after time, stopped dreaming and continued to live his life like a chicken. Finally, after a long life as a chicken, the eagle passed away. The moral of the story: You become what you believe you are; so if you ever dream to become an eagle follow your dreams, not the words of a chicken.

The Mental Chain
Most people are like the circus elephant. Have you ever seen a giant elephant in an indoor arena tied to a little wooden stake. That huge creature can pick up two thousand pounds with its trunk, yet it calmly stays tied. Why? When that elephant was just a baby, and not very strong, it was tied by a huge chain to an iron stake that could not be moved. Regardless of how hard it tried, it could not break the chain and run free. After it a while it just gave up. Later, when it is strong, it never attempts to break free. The "imprint" is permanent. "I can't! I can't!' it says. There are millions of people who behave like this creature of the circus. They have been bound, tied and told "You'll never make it," so many times they finally call it quits. The may have dreams, but the "imprinting" keeps pulling them back. Today, eliminate the source of your limitations. When you mentally break free, the boundaries will be removed from your future.


Imran Soudagar said...

really this story is motivating, i belive that one must keep on trying until we get success...

aafaq said...

there are very few people who discover their hidden talents and polish them to give best to themselves and to the world.. pls bring out what is best in u.. if u have faith in urselves u can conquer mountains said vivekananda..

aafaq said...

lovely examples..very good lessons to learn..

Mysteriously Spiritual said...

Very true and inspiring. Keep inspiring others and your true self. It is obvious that you are guided by the mysterious spirit. Follow me.

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enltguy said...

Or maybe the elephant's just chilled out. You know a lot of life IS beyond our control. Your attitude is all you can control. I liked the eagle analogy a little better.

Kommineni Suresh said...

Both Eagle and Elephant stories giving immense message.

Kommineni Suresh said...

Both Eagle and Elephant stories giving immense message.

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Maserame June Mokoka said...

Time to break free and do something that will motivate someone, I can do it and thank you for such an inspiration


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hemant SHARMA said...

i really like the eagle's story.

Ajay Singh said...

Great stories...i personally liked it..

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