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7 Principles of the Eagle   Leave a comment

I got this in the mail from one of my mentors
and decided to share it with you. I am sure
you will be able to pick one or two things
from it. You may have seen this before but I
bet you that it will do you more good if you
can diligently read it again. PRINCIPLE 1: Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or other small birds.
No other bird can go to the height of the
eagle. Stay away from sparrows and ravens.
Eagles fly with Eagles. PRINCIPLE 2: Eagles have strong vision. They have the ability to focus on something
up to five kilometers away. When an eagle
sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and
set out to get it. No matter the obstacles, the
eagle will not move his focus from the prey
until he grabs it. Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacle and you
will succeed. PRINCIPLE 3: Eagles do not eat dead things. They feed only on fresh prey. Vultures eat
dead animals, but eagles will not. Be careful
with what you feed your eyes and ears with,
especially in movies and on TV. Steer clear of
outdated and old information. Always do
your research well. PRINCIPLE 4: Eagles love the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The
eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift it higher.
Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagles
uses the raging storm to lift him above the
clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to
glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the leaves and
branches of the trees. We can use the storms
of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers
relish challenges and use them profitably. PRINCIPLE 5: The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets a male and they
want to mate, she flies down to earth with
the male pursuing her and she picks a twig.
She flies back into the air with the male
pursuing her. Once she has reached a height
high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and watches it as it falls. The
male chases after the twig. The faster it falls,
the faster he chases it. He has to catch it
before it falls to the ground. He then brings it
back to the female eagle. The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a
higher altitude and then drops the twig for
the male to chase. This goes on for hours,
with the height increasing until the female
eagle is assured that the male eagle has
mastered the art of catching the twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will
she allow him to mate with her. Whether in
private life or in business, one should test
commitment of people intended for
partnership. PRINCIPLE 6: The Eagle Prepares for Changes: When ready to lay eggs, the female
and male eagle identify a place very high on
a cliff where no predators can reach. The
male flies to earth and picks thorns and lays
them on the crevice of the cliff, then flies to
earth again to collect twigs which he lays in the intended nest. He flies back to earth and
picks thorns laying them on top of the twigs.
He flies back to earth and picks soft grass to
cover the thorns. When this first layering is
complete the male eagle runs back to earth
and picks more thorns, lays them on the nest; runs back to get grass it on top of the thorns,
then plucks his feathers to complete the nest.
The thorns on the outside of the nest protect
it from possible intruders. Both male and
female eagles participate in raising the eagle
family. She lays the eggs and protects them; he builds the nest and hunts. During the time
of training the young ones to fly, the mother
eagle throws the eaglets out of the nest.
Because they are scared, they jump into the
nest again. Next, she throws them out and then takes off
the soft layers of the nest, leaving the thorns
bare When the scared eaglets again jump into
the nest, they are pricked by thorns.
Shrieking and bleeding they jump out again
this time wondering why the mother and father who love them so much are torturing
them. Next, mother eagle pushes them off
the cliff into the air. As they shriek in fear,
father eagle flies out and catches them up on
his back before they fall and brings them
back to the cliff. This goes on for sometime until they start flapping their wings. They get
excited at this newfound knowledge that
they can fly. The preparation of the nest teaches us to
prepare for changes; The preparation for the
family teaches us that active participation of
both partners leads to success; The being
pricked by the thorns tells us that sometimes
being too comfortable where we are may result into our not experiencing life, not
progressing and not learning at all. The
thorns of life come to teach us that we need
to grow, get out of the nest and live on. We
may not know it but the seemingly
comfortable and safe haven may have thorns. The people who love us do not let us
languish in sloth but push us hard to grow
and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad
actions they have good intentions for us. PRINCIPLE 7: The Eagle Knows when to Retire: When an Eagle grows old, his feathers
become weak and cannot take him as fast as
he should. When he feels weak and about to
die, he retires to a place far away in the
rocks. While there, he plucks out every
feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has
grown new feathers, then he can come out.
We occasionally need to shed off old habits &
items that burden us without adding to our


Posted September 22, 2014 by Fammeya Yelebe in Lessons

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