“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings. Always believe in yourself.” ~Unknown
Believe in yourself… trust in yourself… society tends to tell us the exact opposite. Every day we are bombarded with advertisements, pitches, and promises that if we place our trust without, instead of within, all our troubles will be taken care of. But this is all nonsense, and nothing could be further from the truth. For just like the bird upon the tree, we do not need the world or its empty promises to hold us aloft, we have everything we need within us–all we must do is believe in our own wings.
You and I are unique creations, blessed with wondrous abilities, talents, and potential. We each possess our very own souls. We were given intelligence and a conscience. We all have our own passions and desires, goals and objectives. How well do we utilize these gifts we have been given? Do we use them to their fullest potential, or do we overlook them.
We all have wings… wings that can support us when we fall, carry us on our journey through life, and help us to control gracefully our time here on Earth. But recognizing that we have them, and using them, is up to us.
Take a moment to strengthen your belief in yourself and your abilities.
Questions to consider:
What are the results of placing our trust outside of ourselves?
Do you ever question your ability or potential?
What are some ways in which you can increase your ability to trust in yourself and your judgments?
For further thought:
“There is a dangerous threat in the air these days–the threat of our being thought for, ruled, regulated, pushed around, made into Things. There is only one weapon against that. The weapon is the Self–the unique and incalculable reality that is a human soul.” ~Eric Manners (1953)