The mother eagle makes her nest high on a cliff's edge. So high, in fact, that the baby eagle is literally so terrified of its "free fall" that it will not leave the nest unless pushed out by its mother!
Imagine the confusion of the baby eagle when his mother, who up to this point has been nurturing and attentive, suddenly seems to turn on him, pushing him from the nest and forcing him to fly!
But, of course, in the end, pushed from the confines of a nest now outgrown, the baby eagle takes flight and learns that everything's going to be okay.
Because, you see, in the free fall, the young eagle learns to trust its wings!
It's an important lesson:
When your challenges seem overwhelming, when you feel frightened or confused, when you're being called to leave behind something familiar but outgrown, remember the baby eagle.
You, too, can soar - but first you'll have to leave the safety of your comfort zone!
Momentary "overwhelm" is to be expected, so don't let it stop you from reaching new heights in your life!