Cut off your branch..!
Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.
The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch.
Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, “May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” So he cried out to his court, “Go and get a farmer.”In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens.
He said to his court, “Bring me the doer of this miracle.” The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, “How did you make the falcon fly?”
With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, “ It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting.” We are all made to fly — to realize our incredible potential as human beings.
But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered.
We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling.
So let us learn to destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight. This story is from the Book “Why walk when you can fly”
I wonder, what branch it is you are clinging on to? Is it the comfortableness of your home, or the security of your city? You know that if you take off to the job that is being offered elsewhere, maybe in another strange city you will soar like the falcon, but you want to hold on to your branch.
I remember that time many years ago in my twenties, when I had to leave my home, and start life on my own. I was terrified. But today as I look back it was one of the best decisions I made in my life. I soared like that falcon, instead of sitting on the branch. Cut off your branch and fly..!