Sometimes We Need To Fall To Free Ourselves

Sometimes we need to fall in order to discover that we can fy. Free ourselves.A Falcon’s Plight

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia.

He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to get them trained. Months passed and one day the head falconry informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its branch.

Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself… “Maybe I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” So he cried out to his court, “Go and get a farmer.”

In the morning the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, “Bring me the doer of this miracle.”

The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, “How did you make the falcon fly?” With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, “It was very easy, your highness… I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting.”

Thank you to The Purple Bridge friend, Ayush Lakhotia, for this special contribution.


We are all made to fly… to realize our incredible potential as human beings… But, at times we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We confine to the familiar, ‘comfort zone’, so most part of our lives are mediocre, instead of being exciting, thrilling and fulfilling…

So let us learn to destroy the branch of laziness or fear we cling to and free ourselves, so we may race toward the glory of flight!

“Sometimes we need to fall in order to discover that we can fly.” – Vishal Singh

Vishal Singh

Writer and Co-Founder of The Purple Bridge. I believe that connectivity with our personal selves elevates connectivity with others. The path of my travel toward a deeper life started with the road to self-discovery when I realized that the only way to experience my dreams as reality was to take personal ownership. I write, as well as read, to engage with you - to encourage us to live deeply.