When we apply wisdom and knowledge to our lives, we are like birds with two wings and we fly. High in the sky, free from all that keeps us enclosed in a cage. We perch when we need to and we fly because we can. On earth we find our food, while in the sky we glide without limits.
A bird trusts his wings, he knows how they work and therefore it feels guided wherever it flies. A bird has faith; have you ever seen a bird fall from the sky because of distracting thoughts or disturbing emotions?
A bird in a cage
I know I have distracting thoughts and disturbing emotions such as anger, jealousy, fear, desire and ignorance. I know they suppress me and keep me locked in a cage. Sometimes I explore the space in the cage, and then I can feel the cold walls, hear the rattle of the bars and smell the iron metal. Is this my comfort zone?
Free to fly
Then I look through the bars and I see the world of possibilities such as love, kindness, freedom and happiness. I know I’m free to be who I want to be; to do what I love to do; to be happy and be the best version of myself. I can live my dream! But still my feet are planted firmly in the cage.
Sometimes the door opens and the sweet taste of freedom enters. At those times, I want to fly out, I try to fly out and my feet are ready to take off to embrace my purpose. But my feet refuse to float. What is happening? Why am I still in the cage? I take a good look at myself. Darn, I only have one wing