Have you ever noticed a bird suspended in a single spot in the sky?
The eagle was unsteady, moving erratically and then she suddenly stopped in one spot, as if there was an absence of air. She masterfully sensed changes in the wind, catching a warm thermal and rising effortlessly. I was in wonder, as she tipped her body in the slightest way to adapt to the sharp change in the air. Her wings stayed strong and wide. She didn’t fly off course, but instead, she trusted in her innate abilities to adapt, while the air around her shifted.
From where I stood, I could feel the eagle’s inner knowing. She was in touch with her innate gifts, using them to rise through the unstable air. It was as if she knew…this was the way she belonged to the skies.
As I watched this beautiful metaphor unfold, I thought about how we, as humans, handle unsteady air pockets in our own lives. When we hit life’s challenges, they can feel disruptive and scary, pulling us off the course we set for ourselves.
But the eagle doesn’t leave the sky just because a pocket of air throws her off. So, I ask you, how do you adapt when things don’t go your way?
As humans, we often avoid challenges, moving away from them rather than accepting how they help us grow. Sometimes we get blinded by our own version of perfect, not realizing perfectionism is unattainable. While reaching towards idealism feels good, expecting smooth sailing is not realistic.
You see, challenges are woven into the fabric of our lives, and it is essential to trust our innate ability to navigate through them. And as you do, a deeper sense of trust or inner knowing will emerge, reminding us of our sense of belonging, the feeling of being at home within ourselves.
So, take a moment to ask yourself, what are the innate abilities I possess that will help me adapt when challenges arise?