Be light as a swift, not as a feather

Published on May 30, 2017

I recently heard this sentence, "Be light as a swift, not as a feather".

It's simplicity struck me for the images and meaning it elicited in my mind.

In my corporate life and now as a counsellor I have spoken to many people who feel like a falling feather or a floating leaf, inexorably moving towards a fate they often did not choose.

Remember, we were all born with wings.

We might have forgotten we have a pair.

We might have forgotten how to use them.

We might have been told that it is forbidden to use them.

We might believe that if we use them we are hurting our loved ones.

There are many reasons not to fly, some good, some bad, but when we go about life never flapping them, we suffer.

Be gracious like a swift in flight, use your wings to give direction to your life. Take rest when necessary and stop flapping, but always remember they are your decisions.

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Category(s):Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness, Self-Love

Written by:

Dr Oberdan Marianetti

Dr Oberdan Marianetti is the founder of Essence Coaching, and the creator of the Essence® model.

As a qualified Psychologist and Sexologist, Oberdan has successfully helped individuals and couples revive the excitement in their relationships and sex life.

He has a keen desire to help people reconnect with their true selves - their Essence® - and form meaningful connection with others.

Whether through private consultations or public workshops, Oberdan is committed to helping each individual rediscover the power and beauty of their own sexuality in an open, safe and non-judgemental environment.

With the experience accumulated from private practice, he brings new perspectives on intimacy and sexuality through highly engaging and informative presentations and workshops on sexuality, sex and relationships."

His work has been published by the British Psychological Society and Oxford University Press; he is a regular speaker and has developed his own Leadership model (Essence Leadership), which was featured in sector-specific publications and in TED.

Dr Oberdan Marianetti belongs to Essence Coaching in Singapore

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