“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
How many of us let the suffering and sadness of life ruin our potential? The mean words of others who want us to crawl, the things of life that discourage us, the way we make it so we torture ourselves for not being perfect. How many of us use our wings?
Loving Kindness in actions and meditation is Buddhist but it is true for most religions. Every religion and culture has a way to be kind to others. Everyone has Ideals and dreams, and every one was born with goodness and trust. We all can be great in one way or another. It is what makes us happy that gives us a way to love our life.
The point is that we have to know that we are not meant to crawl because we live our own life. We do not live for others and their opinions. We do not live for our fellow person even as a parent. We live for the moment when we see ourselves how the divine sees us.
Our wings were given to us by the creation of our life. We never lose them but our wonder is lost when we have to live by the opinions of others. We lose our wings when we give up on our life. We lose our wings when we forget that we are loved. We do not give ourselves hugs, nor do we think of our ideals and dreams. We do not think of our own greatness.
The person who works every day for his family and is happy doing it is showing his wings. The person who loves someone and lets them fly by telling them how much they are loved is showing their greatness. Acting with goodness towards others is showing our wings.
We all have a bit of God in us so do not live by expectations of what our life will be but enjoy life. If we live our life for goodness and ideals. It is living up to our wings. Our actions show us if we remember our wings by the way we live our lives.