People who soar are those
who refuse to sit back,
sigh, and wish things would
change. They neither
complain of their lot nor passively
dream of some
distant ship coming in. Rather, they
their minds that they are not quitters; they
not allow life’s circumstances to push
and hold them under.
who soar." Oh, how I'd like to think of myself
as a person who soars! Far too often, though, I find
myself to be a person who slogs--through the mud and the
grime and the swamps of the world. And while it's
tempting to believe that down here in the mud is where
I'll find those who really need my help, the question must
be asked: can I help more people by providing a role
model of someone who soars through life, or by trying to
pull them out of the mud that they've mostly chosen for
themselves, especially if they're neither ready nor
willing to leave the mud?
can find many excuses for not soaring through life in a
state of joy and abundance. We're afraid of heights,
we don't want to leave others behind, we don't know how to
soar, we're "needed" where we are.
Sometimes we just accept that life's unfair and let our
circumstances keep us down because we're afraid to go
after the changes we'd need to help us to soar.
I look up into the sky and see a bird soaring gracefully
with the wind currents, I think of how nice it would be to
let the currents carry me effortlessly through the
air. And I realize that it's not impossible for that
to happen, as long as I'm willing not just to face change,
but to invite change and allow it in and to welcome it,
and then to take those actions that change demands.
Soaring isn't difficult for one who has learned to fly,
but it's impossible for one who has elected to stay
chained to the ground. Life can't keep us down--we
must allow ourselves to stay down.