Two short stories I read
and I think more people should read them
Secret Garden – Adagio
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 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 it.
One day, the egg hatched
and a beautiful eagle was born.
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.
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.
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 a while it just gave up.
Later, when it became strong,
it doesn’t attempt 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.
They may have dreams,
but the “imprinting” keeps pulling them back.
Eliminate the source of your limitations.
When you mentally break free,
the boundaries will be removed from your future.