“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”
Tao Te Ching
“All of us are Eagles that have forgotten how to fly.
The teachings remind us what we are and what we can do.
They help us notice that we are still in the nest with heavy clothing, too much food, excrement and stale air.
Since we were very young, we have had a longing to see the mountains in the distance, and experience the vast sky and the big ocean, but somehow we got trapped in our nest.
We are like Eagles who are dressed in heavy clothes, socks and shoes. We are holding onto our iPhones, iPads, gadgets and belongings and we are wearing dark glasses, unable to see the answer to our freedom.
It finally occurs to us; in order to experience this vast sky, we must shed these layers and leave the nest.
We start with our coat and we feel the cold, but we know we must do it. We teeter on the edge of the nest, naked, filled with fear and uncertainty, but we know we must do it.
We remember, everything must go, if we are to fly.
And we remember how to fly.”
My writing is inspired by Pema Chodron