Principles of Life we need to learn from Eagles.

PRINCIPLE 1
Eagles fly alone at high altitude and
not with sparrows or other small
birds. No other bird can got to the
height of the eagle. Stay away from
sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly with Eagles

PRINCIPLE 2
Eagles have strong vision. They have
the ability to focus on something up
to five kilometers away. When an
eagle sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and set out to get it. No
matter the obstacles, the eagle will
not move his focus from the prey
until he grabs it.
Have a vision and remain focused no
matter what the obstacle and you will succeed.

PRINCIPLE 3
Eagles do not eat dead things. They
feed only on fresh prey. Vultures eat
dead animals, but eagles will not.
Be careful with what you feed your eyes and ears with, especially in
movies and on TV. Steer clear of
outdated and old information.
Always do your research well.

PRINCIPLE 4
Eagles love the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The
eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift it
higher. Once it finds the wind of the
storm, the eagles uses the raging
storm to lift him above the
clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its
wings. In the meantime, all the other
birds hide in the leaves and branches
of the trees.
We can use the storms of life to rise
to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.

PRINCIPLE 5
The Eagle tests before it trusts. When
a female eagle meets a male and
they want to mate, she flies down to
earth with the male pursuing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into
the air with the male pursuing her.
Once she has reached a height high
enough for her, she lets the twig fall
to the ground and watches it as it
falls. The male chases after the twig. The faster it falls, the faster he chases
it. He has to catch it before it
falls to the ground. He then brings it
back to the female eagle.
The female eagle grabs the twig and
flies to a higher altitude and then drops the twig for the male to chase.
This goes on for hours, with the
height increasing until the female
eagle is assured that the male eagle
has mastered the art of catching the
twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will she allow him to
mate with her.
Whether in private life or in business,
one should test commitment of
people intended for partnership.

PRINCIPLE 6
When ready to lay eggs, the female
and male eagle identify a place very
high on a cliff where no predators
can reach. The male flies to earth
and picks thorns and lays them on
the crevice of the cliff, then flies to earth again to collect twigs which he
lays in the intended nest. He flies
back to earth and picks thorns laying
them on top of the twigs. He flies
back to earth and picks soft grass to
cover the thorns. When this first layering is complete the male eagle
runs back to earth and picks more
thorns, lays them on the nest; runs
back to get grass it on top of the
thorns, then plucks his feathers to
complete the nest. The thorns on the outside of the nest protect it from
possible intruders. Both male and
female eagles participate in raising
the eagle family. She lays the eggs
and protects them; he builds the nest
and hunts. During the time of training the young ones to fly, the mother
eagle throws the eaglets out of the
nest. Because they are scared, they
jump into the nest again.
Next, she throws them out and then
takes off the soft layers of the nest, leaving the thorns bare When the
scared eaglets again jump into the
nest, they are pricked by thorns.
Shrieking and bleeding they jump out
again this time wondering why the
mother and father who love them so much are torturing them. Next,
mother eagle pushes them off the
cliff into the air. As they shriek in
fear, father eagle flies out and
catches them up on his back before
they fall and brings them back to the cliff. This goes on for sometime until
they start flapping their wings. They
get excited at this newfound
knowledge that they can fly.
The preparation of the nest teaches
us to prepare for changes; The preparation for the family teaches us
that active participation of both
partners leads to success; The being
pricked by the thorns tells us that
sometimes being too comfortable
where we are may result into our not experiencing life, not progressing
and not learning at all. The thorns of
life come to teach us that we need to
grow, get out of the nest and live on.
We may not know it but the
seemingly comfortable and safe haven may have thorns.
The people who love us do not let us
languish in sloth but push us hard to
grow and prosper. Even in their
seemingly bad actions they have
good intentions for us.

PRINCIPLE 7
When an Eagle grows old, his
feathers become weak and cannot
take him as fast as he should. When
he feels weak and about to die, he
retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out
every feather on his body until he is
completely bare. He stays in this
hiding place until he has grown new
feathers, then he can come out.
We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us . have a
blessed dat.

Gabriel D Odonkor

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