Sunday, June 14, 2009

LIFE: Eagle

The eagle has the longest life-span of its' species.
It can live up to 70 years. But to reach this age,
the eagle must make a hard decision.

In its' 40s, it's long and flexible talons can no longer grab prey which serves as food. Its' long and sharp beak becomes bent.

It's old-aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, becomes stuck to its' chest and make it difficult to fly.

Then, the eagle is left with 2 options:
Die or go through a painful process of change which last 150 days. The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountain top and sit on its' nest. There the eagle knocks its' beaks against a rock until it plucks it out.

After plucking it out, the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow and then it will pluck out its' talons.

When its' new talons grows back, the eagle starts plucking its' old-aged feathers. And after 5 months, the eagle takes its famous flights of rebirth and lives for 30 more years.
WHY is change needed?

Many times, in order to survive, we have to start a change process. We sometimes need to let go of old memories, habits and other past traditions. Only freed from past burdens, can we take advantage of the present.

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