I had a completely different post planned for today, but after talking to a friend that I haven’t seen in a while, my whole mindset changed.
I believe we all begin our journey of life with a full set of wings. I’m not talking about Angel wings, but invisible pinions that give us a chance to rise above ourselves and discover new horizons. Somewhere along our path, our wings may be clipped. They may mutate from their original form and, although we still embody the same freedom of originality, our chance to soar becomes stifled and we miss some of that ability for latitude.
Life can be a daunting journey, fraught with challenges and roadblocks, but those feathered appendages help us maneuver beyond those obstacles with little effort. They give us room for movement that may not otherwise be possible allowing us a chance for an alternate illusion.
Our mere existence on this planet can be described as a roller coaster, a flurry of adventure and blurry images that stream through our line of sight at Mach 4. Somewhere in the blistering speed of that coach car we miss the visions we should be focusing on and get lost in the overwhelming barrage of outside interference. We are inundated with life. We become a victim of its vicious nature and forget to allow ourselves the power to fly because we become saturated with apprehension and doubt.
If you allow it, life will over-stimulate your senses and it will swallow you whole. It will envelop you and wrap your waking moments, keeping you mummified until you surrender your power at the end of a tumultuous and exhausting day.
Find your wings. Give yourself permission to feel that freedom again and take your life back. If the path you are on does not feel like the path you chose – fly. Rise high above it and give yourself a new perspective of your life. You may find that you still had those wings all along but you just forgot how to use them.