One day an eagle laid an egg in a chicken coop. The egg hatched and the newborn eagle learned from his peers how to live like a chicken. He used his feet to run around; he pecked at food on the ground; when he saw big birds flying in the sky, he anxiously fled into the chicken house. But there was a yearning in him that was particularly strong when he saw the big birds in the sky. This yearning made him seek. But none of what he found truly satisfied his yearning.
Would it help if someone told him that he is not a chicken, but an eagle? That he has wings with which he can fly just as well as the big birds that he is afraid of? No, this would not help. The eagle has learned to be a chicken; he carries a "chicken program" that tells him how to behave under which circumstances. This is all he knows. He feels safe and comfortable "being" a chicken - except for the yearning.
Would it help if the eagle attended an eagle seminar in order to learn to be an eagle? No, this would not help. Learning to be an eagle would install an eagle program that would overlay the chicken program. Then he would be an eagle who believes he is a chicken who has learned some eagle behavior. This would be even more disorientating than remaining a chicken.
The only way for the eagle to be what he truly is, is to free himself from the chicken program and stop being a chicken.
Why did the eagle's mother lay her egg in a chicken coop in the first place? Because she also lives in the chicken coop and believes that she is a chicken. In fact, all birds in the chicken coop are eagles who believe that they are chickens. And this has been so for tens of thousands of years.
This is the human condition. We are all eagles who believe that we are chickens. And it's time that we deprogram ourselves and live in freedom.
In order to find my "eagleship" I asked the question "What am I?".
(c) Bernhard Kutzler 2016-2019 (1.20)