Saturday, July 23, 2005

Once an eagle

Odd title that?I could say the same. Now do not dismiss it too fast, it is in fact a quote,quite a sensible one, the kind that gets one thinking.

Goes like this:
'Once an eagle examined the shaft of an arrow,and after a while he looked up and said,"Indeed it's by our own feathers that we are smitten."'
As simple as it is, this quote got me thinking.They never use foreign stuff to harm us,those who eventually do.No.It's never too far fetched. If you must know,it is just what you are; what comprises you,a part of your own self.It's never an object of too much thought.It could be that weakness of yours,or even your best strength; that makes the best and ready substrate to get you caged.Ever thought of it?Now take a while to refresh your memory ....Not very pleasant,d'accord, none of us finds it very interesting.Situations like these are many.Remember the day they got you trapped in a difficult choice because of your greed for cheap popularity?,or even how they messed up your last relationship coz they knew your Achilles heel?Oh yeah, that insecurity you keep fighting with,they knew just how to get round you.The correct button went flashing and they knew just when to press.You fell head long for the trick.You were ready for your,hitherto cherished partner's,neck declaring the relationship over,not to mention taking to another one,in a quick rebound attempt. Baby,think again.
Just what is the basis of divide and rule?Nothing more than cheap lies to create divisions by stratifying a people.You've been friends for so long,your differences were never an issue;you always had a healthy way to deal with them.Suddenly a stranger comes with that poison that makes your former buddies look like 'some crude bunch of hopeless hangers on',for whom you have little need of. Reason?You are suddenly so much higher than them and you don't care anymore.Slowly you become easy prey for the skilled ones and you get lost.After a while,the stranger gets you sapped up and of course,sooner or later gets to leave you alone,spent and tired.
This stuff happens everyday,families have split over such childish sounding little schemes;performed on the innocent by the clever of this world.Ever been conned on basis of 'in good faith'? Encore,it's just that little aspect of 'inherent goodness' that got you in.Sorry,we keep learning.
Certainly it's okay to have good qualities, ambitions and dreams but watch out not to fall prey of another's evil schemes,just out of unguarded ambition,wanton desire or the plain agony that is innocence.The harder guys are watching and well,'its by our own feathers that we are smitten'. Stay guarded my guy, someone could be feasting on that vulnerable spot you knew nothing about.'Know thyself',really there's no greater defense.Fly higher and faster like the eagle does.

4 Comments:

Blogger Milonare said...

Wow!

I loved this post.

Made me think of a situation where I was holding a grudge for ages. Someone then pointed out that what I was doing was similar to taking poison in the hope that some else would die!

Deep stuff here...

...know thyself.

9:37 AM  
Blogger prickypicks said...

well,now there's great insight ....indeed it must have been handy at the time get's me thinking too you know.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Prousette said...

Nice post.
You know the same way things that attract you to a person are the same things that will drive you up the wall and apart.
Deep down we are all alike in that we want to be appreciated, loved and accepted. It is this longing that is misused by the evil ones to plot our downfall while we participate actively.

5:21 AM  
Blogger jemurgor said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......deep stuff.

4:29 AM  

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