Back and forth. Small feet pushing into the air, reaching, calves and legs that stretch and then-pull back, commanding that pocket of air to follow along, backward, back, back and then swoosh…head thrown back, arms, fingers gripping the chain, full body press, and legs, feet , stretched-out toes, press to the sky, commanding the air, communing with birds, surpassing the top of the crosspole and before you take that eventual dip back one more time…you feel it…the sureness of it. The rush of it. The truth of it.
You CAN FLY. You were meant to fly. You were born to fly through the air on wings as birds.
You knew it as a child. You felt it. You believed it. You knew it on the swingset. You knew it standing on tree branches and perched at the top of the towers that you climbed. “Look at me…I can FLY!”
And in your dreams, you still know it is so.
So you fell a few times. Logic and the world around us tries to tell you it isn’t so.
You can’t fly…you aren’t a bird. You weren’t meant for greatness and dreams and faith. Put your feet on the ground and rest your mind on solid things….Isn’t that what the world tries to grind into us day after day, newscast after newscast?
I came across this today. I wanted to share it with you. I wanted to remind you that once, we all KNEW we could fly. WE all KNEW we were capable of remarkable things. We all KNEW we possessed inside of us the greatness to achieve anything we put our minds, actions and faith to.
CAN, WILL and BELIEVE, My friends.
YOU CAN FLY IF YOU WANT TO
You can fly if you try, you can soar with the eagles if you dare, or you can run with
the turkey’s who don’t care.
You can be a total winner even if you’re a beginner, if you think you can you can, if
you think you can, you can.
You can wear the gold medallion, you can ride your own Black Stallion, if you think you can you can, if you think you can, you can.
You can raise your C’s up to A’s and your F’s to D’s maybe even be in the school
play, if you think you can you can, if you think you can, you can.
It’s not your talent or your gift at birth, it’s not your bank book that determines your
worth. It isn’t in the color of your skin but it’s your attitude that lets you win.
You can go beyond exhaustion, you can win the marathon in Boston, if you think
you can you can, if you think you can, you can.
You could have finished off Darth Vadar, you can out debate Ralph Nadar, you can profit through inflation and you can direct this nation, if you think you can, you can.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve won before, it makes no difference what the half-time
score. It’s never over until the final gun if there was one so you keep on trying and
you’ll find that you’ve won.
You grab your dream and then believe it, go out and work and you’ll achieve it if
you think you can, you can, if you think you can you can.
You believe in God and you’re half-way there, you believe in your family and you
country and you’re three-quarters there, and then you believe in yourself and you’re
nine-tenths there, but you believe and you’ll become that by which men and women
live…which is the most powerful thing of all; and that is FAITH – it is the moving
cause of all action.
~Denis E. Waitley with Darol Wagstaff