LET’S SWALLOW OUR EGOS AND LEARN FROM THE EAGLE

LET’S SWALLOW OUR EGOS AND LEARN FROM THE EAGLE

August 22, 2020 11 By Simeon Masai

I just found myself in the middle of nowhere in deep cogitation about my capacity to manoeuvre with all competence for survival. When nature applies its natural selection, will I survive!?.The concept of survival for the fittest is not new to any of us.

My Maker purposely moulded me with all acumen to be creative and responsible, in one statement let me say God’s sovereignty VS Human responsibility. How responsible are we to make the world a better place?

We have multitudinous opportunities surrounding us even when it hurts. We are right in the heart of new normal, so how do we work for more?

Let’s be proactive. I will define “proactiveness” as the ability to recognise our responsibility and do something palpable out of it. Let’s give a gander to this C’s that convinced me, with hope it will to you as we sail in this sea of life. Let us be creative to create as we appreciate the undeserving opportunity our creator has generously awarded us.

This needs consistency for us to be competent. Should we be having worries with our capacities that will convince us we are capable, let’s calmly and ‘egolessly’ learn and glean from the eagle.
Eagles for centuries; these seemingly larger-than-life birds have fascinated and inspired us with brilliant characteristics. When an eagle is mentioned what pops out in your mind?

People commonly imagine some enormous hunters soaring above the sky on outsized wings. Indeed eagles are among the world’s largest birds of prey. We venerate them as living symbols of beauty, bravery, courage, honour, pride and determination.

Time and space will not allow me to articulate the umpteen beauties that can be harvested from this behemoth. Allow me pick the strategic characteristics of this bird of prey that jigsaw fit this situation we have found ourselves in with very little or no preparedness. So tragic and unprecedented! We actually have no clues, even the experts said so, on when this dark clouds of Corona virus will stop hovering above us.

Arguably an eagle’s eyes are the strongest in the kingdom Animalia. They have a shocking eyesight that’s approximated to be 4 to 8 times stronger than that of an average human. An eagle is said to be able to spot a rabbit 3.2Km away.

Unbelievable fact! Vision is simply the mind’s eyes. Someone said “What you can see with your mind you can hold with your hands”. How sharp are our mind’s eyes even amidst the ravage of this ugly and monstrous contagion? What are we envisaging with our mind’s eyes with the much time at hand courtesy of the flip side of the pandemic? A very rare phenomenon!!

Eagles love the storms! Eagles are the only birds that love the storms. When all the other birds try to flee from the storm and hide from its fierceness, unbelievably eagles fly into it and use the wind of the storm to rise higher in a matter of seconds. They use pressure of the storm to glide higher without using their own energy.

Metaphorically, storm here is the pandemic we’re facing. What’s our ingenuity in it?. Let’s not be the other fearful birds that hide from the storm but, with entrepreneurial minds, let’s be opportunists and glide higher without our own energy. Let’s swallow our egos and learn from the eagle during this stormy season.

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