Fly Like an Eagle
By: Timothy A. Valentine
When you look at the turbulent times, darkest moments and uncertain situations in your life until this very moment, you should be encouraged. No matter how unfortunate,difficult and trying life has been for you, take a moment of peace to reflect on this reality.If you’ve made it this far, consider how much further you can go and/or endure? Sometimes you may have to encourage yourself, but I urge you to try you best and notgive up. This year has been fast pace and challenging. It has also been a transformative year aswell for me. My experience has been to make the thoughts, ideas and suggestions intowords of reality. OK, to put it in a less expressively opulent way, I had to practice what I preached. If you only knew… I enjoy poetry, metaphors and parables because sometimes they help me express a pointor message I would like to covey in a more symbolic, expressive or relatable way. So just bare with me and hopefully you’ll get the point I’m trying to make. During our days that we find ourselves in life’s valleys, the issues, situations,responsibilities and crisis are raining down on us like a severe thunderstorm; we shouldlearn to fly like an eagle. In time of storm the eagle goes up to the highest peak. And according to ornithologists,the eagle can have a wingspan ranging from 6 to 9 feet. When the wind begins to blow and the storm begins to rage, the eagle simple flies aboveit. They stop running from the storm, but instead spreads its wings and soar into andabove it. Many times we simply do not harness patience enough in time of the storm to spread our wings to soar above it. Stop running from your fears, but harness the courage to face your storms. Life can be difficult, but you can fly like an eagle above the storms of life. Spread your wings and go into the storm that you may reach the highest peak. People will talk about you, but let their hot air be the wind that carries you above theclouds of self-consciousness, thunder of apprehensiveness and storm of issues with self-esteem was the time someone took to simply offer me kind words of encouragement.