Why is change needed?  Let's answer the question by looking at the eagle. Did you know that the eagle has the longest life span among birds?  It can live up to 70 years.  But to reach this age, the eagle must make life-changing decisions.

In its 40's, its long talons can no longer grab prey for food.  Its old aged heavy wings, with thick feathers, become stuck to its chest and make it difficult to fly.  There are only two options.  Die or change.

If the eagle chooses to change, it goes thru a 150 process.  It flies to a mountain and sits on its nest.  It then knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out.  After plucking it out, the eagle painstakingly waits for a new beak to grow back.  Then with the new beak it plucks out each one of the old feathers, one by one, until all are gone.

After 5 months, the eagle takes off in its flight of rebirth and lives for another 30 years.

Why is change needed?  To get rid of anything old, memories and habits, traditions and hurts, that are keeping us from flying anew.

That's the lesson from the eagle for today.