Almost every morning for the past three months I have been watching bald eagles nesting. I have come to see them as great teachers. They, like every other animal, show us the power of living in the moment.
This is what I have learned:
1) When you set about to build your nest, you should always know what you are looking for. Sometimes your accomplishments will be small, sometimes large, sometimes they will simply soften the edges of what you have already accomplished. Every step forward helps you to create a magnificent outcome. Treasure every victory. If you should stumble, take a moment to pause and assess what happened. There is no need to brood over any failed attempt; simply learn the lesson and move on. But you must move on and tend to your future if you expect it to flourish and grow. There will always be something more you can do, some adjustment that you can make. Never stop creating a successful future for yourself or your loved ones.
2) No matter what you do, sometimes the winds just blow. It is up to you to decide how to move forward, and you are never helpless. When you feel that invisible force pushing against you, grab tightly to that which supports and stabilizes you. Your deep belief and faith in what you know to be true can get you through anything that may come your way. But if the winds become too strong and you feel yourself losing balance, simply spread your wings and let go. You cannot know to what heights you can soar unless you are willing to gain a new perspective. It is these winds which may push you farther than you would have reached on your own, or help you to discover what you never knew was always there. Go with the flow and trust that the winds won’t blow forever. Calm will indeed return once more.
3) Everyone needs moments of solitude; to simply sit with yourself, doing nothing but watching the winds blow and the birds fly overhead. There is no shame in taking time to recoup and recharge, regardless of the demands at home – they will be there when you return. You will soon discover an abundance of energy where there was once little.
4) When you need help, ask for it. You must voice your needs until you are acknowledged, even if it is only you who hears. Allow your needs to be heard. As they are revealed, you reclaim your power.
When you open your eyes to the wisdom and teachers all around you, unlimited possibilities can be discovered. Take a moment to reflect upon what is, who you are, and how you want your life to be. Live the life you choose. Test your wings and when you are ready, soar with the eagles higher than you ever dreamed possible.
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