Have you ever seen an ambivalent eagle? Iím
sure you know the type of eagle Iím referring to. The ambivalent
eagle has a hard time making up his mind about everything. His
mind is full of questions without any answers.
Shall I perch on this branch or would that
one over there be better? Maybe I shouldnít sit on a branch at
all. Perhaps I should be flying. But Iím not sure I want to fly
right now. Maybe I should start building a new nest since my
present one is so old. But if I work on my nest, then I wonít have
enough time to preen my feathers to attract eagles of the opposite
sex. But if I attract female eagles, it wonít be long before I
have to provide for baby eagles which would take even more of my
limited time. I wonder what I should have for lunch today? A tasty
trout might be good, but maybe a fat river rat would be even
better, or perhaps a wild rabbit would hit the spot. Should I fly
south for the winter? Maybe I should stick around here so I donít
have to do so much flying. Itís really quite a hassle to have to
adapt to a whole new habitat south of the border. I know what Iíll
do. Iíll just sit on this branch and do nothing.
Eagles are lucky because they donít have
problems with ambivalence. When itís time to perch, they perch.
When itís time to fly, they fly. When itís time to eat, they eat.
When itís time to build a nest, they build one.
Can you imagine what the wilderness would
be like if there were thousands of neurotic eagles sitting around
in the forest overwhelmed by inertia doing nothing? If that
happened, they would become just like us when we sit around doing
nothing except complaining about our lives and being overwhelmed
I have decided to fly like an eagle and
say good-bye to ambivalence in my life.