Lessons From The Life Of An EaglePresentation Transcript
A Glimpse intoThe Life of an Eagle
From a distance of 5 kms above the earth, the EAGLEfocuses on its prey.It then swoops down and graps the prey in one quickswift motion.The Eagle rarely, if at all, loses its prey once it hasbeen spotted.
If there is a storm, an eagle canglide on a strong breeze. Ittests its wings and enjoys thestorm and the challengesassociated with it.
An eagle is very much a part ofthe bird family on the whole.Yet, an eagle does not mix withother birds. It soars high on itsown.
Before mating, a female eagle tests its partner. It picksup a twig, soars high into the sky and as the malefollows, it flies around and suddenly drops the twig.Before the twig falls to the ground, the male swoopsdown, catches the twig in its beak and returns it to thefemale eagle. The female once again flies around anddrops the twig. The male eagle repeats its act. Only ifthe male eagle succeeds consistently, the femaleallows the mating to happen.
Eagles lay eggs on a cliff or at the edge of a high peak by making anest of grass entwined with thorns. When the eggs hatch, the weightof the eaglets makes it uncomfortable as the thorns start pricking.Then the female eagle pushes the eaglets out of the nest. As theeaglets are about to fall to the ground, the male eagle swoops downpicks them and brings them back to the nest. Meanwhile, the femaleremoves the upper layer of grass so that the eaglets bave to sitdirectly on the bed of thorns making the nest very uncomfortable.Repeatedly the eaglets are pushed out of the nest till such time asthey are able to foresee the danger of falling and start using theirwings. Slowly they realize the purpose and use of their wings andstart flying.
LESSONS from the life of an Eagle..
From a distance of 5 kms above the earth, the EAGLE focuses on its prey.It then swoops down and graps the prey in one quick swift motion.The Eagle rarely, if at all, loses its prey once it has been spotted.Can we focus on our goals like an eagle?Can we swoop down on our target with suchconcentration that we never miss our goal?
If there is a storm, an eagle can glide on a strong breeze. It tests itswings and enjoys the storm and the challenges associated with it.Can we enjoy the difficulties in our life and convertthem into challenges?Can we enjoy the ‘storm’ in our lives which happensoccasionally and learn to ‘glide’ through the stormhigher than ever, enjoying it all the while?
An eagle is very much a part of the bird family on the whole. Yet, aneagle does not mix with other birds. It soars high on its own.Can we be part of the crowd and stillsoar high on our strengths? Can webe part of the average and yet beabove average? Do we look at otherpeople and prefer to stay down or dowe leave them down and soar high?
Before mating, a female eagle tests its partner. It picks up a twig, soars highinto the sky and as the male follows, it flies around and suddenly drops thetwig. Before the twig falls to the ground, the male swoops down, catches thetwig in its beak and returns it to the female eagle. The female once againflies around and drops the twig. The male eagle repeats its act. Only if themale eagle succeeds consistently, the female allows the mating to happen.Can we TEST before we TRUST?Can we differentiate between the genuine peopleand the artificial ones?Can we use our own heart and mind to arrive at aconclusion rather than believing what others say?
It is very important as a parent to teach our children to ‘fly’. If we have toteach them the hard way, we must. Otherwise, they never learn. Yet, wemust be protective of them till they learn. The wisdom of nature is infinite andthere is no better way to teach.Can we learn from your mistakes instead of justifying them? Can we learnfrom our difficulties instead of complaining about them?Difficulties are like divine surgery. It is of no use resisting and complaining.They expect us to use our head and our heart to discover new and wiser skillsand ways in life.Often the people who have faced the maximum difficulties in their early lifeare the ones who would have strived hard to find new skills, new wisdom,knowledge and experience.
Observe the commitment of an eagle inbringing out the excellence whilst choosing apartner or whilst parenting.Can we bring a similar commitment anddiscipline and strive for excellence in everyarea of our life for our own sake.We all need to have the commitment and thediscipline to improve every area of our lifealways – for ourselves.
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