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The Eagle

And every day I saw him in the same place. He would perch in front of the window and start hitting the mirrored glass with his beak, incessantly. He seemed to be annoyed, and insisted and insisted again.

He was walking quickly from one side to the other, looking at that mirror. He was angry, although it sounds strange to be able to identify that feeling in a bird. Although there were no visible signs on his face, his entire bodily attitude indicated annoyance. And it struck the glass with its beak again, making some high-pitched, staccato sounds. That beautiful thrush, he did not know that he was fighting against himself. It was so beautiful, so free to enjoy the fresh air, to fly close to the sky, to get close to the sun and feel its gentle warmth. But, nevertheless, he preferred every day to return to that same place and undertake that senseless fight, against a ghost that only he imagined.

Poor thing, he doesn't realize it- I thought… .. And then, I felt identified.

I remembered situations where I insisted on sticking my head against the wall when in reality I was not seeing things as they were.  I only fought with myself wasting time and energy. Fighting ghosts that never existed, more than in my head. Blind; seeing what does not exist.

Can I see the traps I set for myself? Can I clearly see what my fight is? Can I broaden my vision and my understanding of reality? These are questions we can ask ourselves while performing the Eagle Pose. Historically, eagles symbolize keen eyesight and the triumph of the Spirit over the intellect. They can recognize what they see from afar and know for a fact where they are going.

By performing this asana or posture, focusing on our self-observation, we will try to sharpen our eyesight like the eagle to bring that gaze inward, go beyond the appearance of things and, what is even better, see ourselves as we really are.

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