It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. The other day, I was having a discussion with one of the members of my Rumi & Shams poetry club, that I would like to share with you.
We are discussing one of Rumi’s poems, where he writes, You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
She said that when she heard this line, all she could imagine was the elephants back in her home country India, that lost their strength as soon as they were chained by their feet. How is that possible? Elephants are big and heavy animals that can easily kill someone by simply stepping on them, but when humans put on a small chain around one foot, they suddenly forget all their power and just surrender.
I’ve noticed that it’s the same with human beings. We are all born with unlimited potential and greatness stored within us. However, over the years, as a result of social conditioning, we seem to become like the elephant, forgetting our truth and losing our strength. We forget that we’re born with wings, and instead of crawl through life.
The older we get, the more we lose sight of the divinely unique purpose that is stored safely inside of our heart. We forget to tap into our unique talents and we overlook our passions. We think small. We act small.
But I’m here to remind you of your power, of your greatness, of the realm of infinite possibilities that is within you.
All you need to do is remove those chains that have kept you stagnant for all these years, that has kept you trapped in a box. Now, these chains can be the limiting beliefs you’re holding on to, the belief that only x amount of people can follow their purpose and generate tremendous wealth doing so, or the belief that you need to be lucky to be successful. These chains can be the lies you’ve told yourself, that you’re not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough.
I need you to remember that the same mind that can create chains, can also break free from them. It’s all in your control
So today, ask yourself, how have you kept yourself from growing into your highest-self, your highest-vision and once you are reminded of your truth, and of the great vision that was designed for your soul, then take inspired action towards it.
Thank you for listening, speak soon.