The lifestyle of an eagle is a very interesting one; I woke up this morning thinking about it. I have learnt a few things about it in some documentaries and I must confess they are very powerful. If only we can learn from these qualities there will be growth. Eagles have principles from their attitude toward their existence, from their eating habits, to their relationships and their lifestyle. There are some things we can learn. I just hope this article helps in educating you.
- They move alone: eagles don’t fly with birds of their kind; they don’t fly with other smaller birds. The bald eagle for example, glides at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet; no bird can go as high as that. This makes them special. Eagles fly with their kinds.
Lesson: we should learn to fly with our kinds as most people around us are not high flyers; they cannot fly like the eagle, so if they come into your life they kill your tendency to fly high.
2) Eagles have focus: Eagles are focused and have strong vision. Eagles can see something up to five kilometers away. When an eagle recognizes a prey, he focuses on the prey and sets out to get it no matter the obstacle. No matter how distracted an eagle is when it sets out to get its prey, he gets it.
Lesson: The path of life’s journey is filled with thorns; in view of that, focusing on our dreams and achieving them can be very difficult.
3) Eagles don’t eat dirty things: Eagles don’t eat dirty food; they feed on fresh foods unlike other birds that eat dirty foods and decayed matter. Once they realize that their food is not fresh they leave for fresh ones.
Lesson: Health they say is wealth, you are what you eat. What you eat determines your output, so be careful with what you eat and also what you set your eyes on and what you listen to. steer clear of things that do not inform and reform you.
4) Eagles love to weather the storm: Eagles love to weather the storm. When clouds gather, eagles love it, and they use the wind to lift higher. While other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees the eagle uses the opportunity to glide and rest its wings.
Lesson: We can use the storm in our lives to grow stronger; all great achievers in life conquered their storms.
5) Eagles test before they trust: This one got me. The eagle tests before trusting; when the 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.
Lesson: I don’t feel disappointed when working with people and they don’t trust me; it means I have not worked for it. You should trust people conditionally. Have you ever trusted blindly and paid dearly? It is because you never tested.
6) The eagle is sexually faithful to one partner: The eagle is sexually faithful to one partner throughout its lifetime; the eagle is not attracted to any female apart from the one he has chosen.
Lesson: We are in the days of sexual impurity and unfaithfulness: these days lust has been replaced with crush, days where marital unfaithfulness does not mean anything. It’s very important we learn from the eagle.
7) The Eagle prepares to raise a family: when ready to raise a family the Eagle is very careful. When she is ready to lay eggs, the female together with the male eagle identify a place very high on a cliff where no predators can reach. The male flies to get thorns and lays them, and then flies again to collect twigs which he lays in the intended nest. This process continues until the nest is ready. The male eagle and female eagle participate in raising the family. The female eagle lays the egg and protects them while the male eagle builds the nest and hunts. When it comes to training the young ones to fly, the mother throws the eaglets out of the nest and takes off the soft layers of the nest; because they are scared, the eaglets jump into the nest again. 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 some time until they start flapping their wings. They get excited at this newfound knowledge that they can fly.
Lesson; This piece teaches us that raising a family is a collective effort of both the male and the female. It also teaches that sometimes being too relaxed in your comfort zone might not allow you fly high. Sometimes bad actions from those who love you might have good ends. The thorns that prick us in life might propel us towards greatness.
8) The Eagle Knows when to Retire: When an eagle grows old, its 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.
Lesson; We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us without adding to our lives.
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