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Soar To Higher Heights

This story was sent to me and I thought I would like to share it with you because there is truth and value in it's message. Enjoy!

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.

Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, "May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem." So he cried out to his court, "Go and get a farmer."

In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, "Bring me the doer of this miracle."

The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, "How did you make the falcon fly?"

With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, " It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting."

We are all made to fly-- and to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling.

Let us destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight.

 Author Unknown

What is keeping you from soaring to higher heights?


Deborah said...


Deborah xoxo

doreen said...

How true! I am not afraid or worried anymore. I am about to take off in a brand new unknown adventure.
This story just reminded me not to let fear creep back in.
I am a new visitor and follower via Java.

Tiffany Barry said...


-Tiffany with Will Write 4 Food

Meeling said...

Great post....and what a fantastic message!!
I think there are times where we all need that little push to get motivated.

Thanks for stopping by my blog...always appreciated. :-)

Happy Monday!