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"7 Principles of an Eagle" Author Dr. Myles Monroe

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  1. ghemant Moderator

    1. Eagles fly alone at a high altitude and do not mix with sparrows or
    other smaller birds like geese. Birds of a feather flock together. No
    other bird goes to the height of the eagle. Eagles fly alone. Never in
    a flock. Even when Moses (Old Testament) went to commune with God on
    the mountain, he left the crowd at the foothills. Stay away from
    sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly alone

    2. Eagles have strong vision, which focuses upto 5 kilometres from the
    air. When an eagle sites prey- even a rodent from this distance, he
    narrows his focus on it and sets out to get it. No matter the
    obstacle, 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.

    3. Eagles do not eat dead things. He feeds on fresh prey. Vultures eat
    dead animals but not eagles. Steer clear of outdated and old
    information. Do your research well, always.

    4. The Eagle is the only bird that loves the storm. When clouds
    gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the wings of the storm
    to rise and is pushed up higher. Once it finds the wing of the storm,
    the eagle stops flapping and uses the pressure of the raging storm to
    soar the clouds and glide. This gives the eagle an opportunity to 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 our lives (obstacles,
    trouble, etc) to rise to greater heights. Achievers relish challenges
    and use them profitably.

    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 purusing
    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 until
    he reaches it and has to catch it before it falls to the ground, then
    bring it back to the female eagle.

    The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a much higher
    altitude pursued by the male, until she perceives it high enough, 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 picking 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.

    6. Eagles prepare for training. When about 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 picks
    thorns and lays them on top of the twigs. He flies back to earth and
    picks soft grass to cover the thorns, and then flies back to pick rugs
    to put on the grass.

    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 and rugs and lays them 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. 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.

    7. When the 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 add no value to our lives.

  2. Madhivanan Moderator

    I knew new things today


    Failing to plan is Planning to fail

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