The Chicken


Once upon a time, there was a large mountainside, where an eagle's
nest rested. The eagle's nest contained four large eagle eggs.

One day an earthquake rocked the mountain causing one of the eggs
to roll down the mountain, to a chicken farm, located in the valley
bellow. The chickens knew that they must protect and care for the
eagle's egg, so an old hen volunteered to nature and raise the large

One day, the egg hatched and a beautiful eagle was born.
Sadly, however, the eagle was raised to be a chicken.
Soon, the eagle believed he was nothing more than a chicken.
The eagle loved his home and family, but his spirit cried out for more.

While playing a game, on the farm one day, the eagle looked
to the skies above and noticed a group of mighty eagles soaring
in the skies.
“Oh”, the eagle cried, “I wish I could soar like those birds”.
The chickens roared with laughter, “You can not soar with those birds!
You are a chicken and chickens do not soar”.

The eagle continued staring, at his real family
up above, dreaming that he could be with them.
Each time, the eagle would let his dreams be known,
he was told it couldn't be done and that is what the eagle learned to believe.

The eagle, after time, stopped dreaming and continued to live his life
like a chicken.
Finally, after a long life as a chicken, the eagle passed away.

You become what you believe you are, so if you ever dream to
become an eagle follow your dreams, not the words of a chicken.

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7 responses to “The Chicken”

  1. Dr LLoyd S. Gordon says:

    This is an excellent allegory Lim! It is quite concise and succinct. It speaks volumes to our Terran Earth Human condition and the erroneous and suppressive influences that our Humanity uses to bind the spirit so to prevent it from soaring to new heights. You are truly, truly, working to liberate the consciousness of our Humanity. Keep up the good work.

  2. hellen says:

    Very inspiring.
    thank you

  3. Lyn Wylie says:

    This story is so true we seem to have it drummed into us from a young age what we need to do is not to listen to others and go for what we want and soar just like the eagles because anything is possible once you put your mind to it. Thankyou for sharing this inspiring story

    • Jim says:

      Thank you for reading and enjoying the articles.
      Yes, you can fly high and achieve your dreams when you believe in them and yourself!
      Have a wonderful life.

  4. King says:

    I could read a book about this without finding such real-world approaches!

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