Are You Like The Bird?

Once there was a rich man who bought two beautiful birds as pets for his garden. The birds were some of the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his gardener to be trained.

Many days passed away and one day the gardener informed the rich man that though one of the birds was flying beautifully, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The rich man called in healers and magicians from all over the country, to tend to the bird, but no one could make the bird fly. Then the rich man thought to himself, “Maybe I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem.” So he called out to his gardener, “Go and get a villager.”

In the morning, the rich man was thrilled to see the bird soaring high above the garden.

Then the rich man asked the villager, “How did you make the bird fly?”

With his head bowed, the villager said to the rich man, ” It was very easy, sir. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting.”

Moral: We are all made to fly– to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, 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 conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling.

So let us destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight !!!

33 Responses to Are You Like The Bird?

  1. rapho April 20, 2015 at 3:28 PM #

    very touching and inspiring. please send more of such beautiful ones. Thanks

  2. Anu September 7, 2013 at 4:44 PM #

    Excellent moral!

  3. Adonis Argus November 3, 2011 at 5:32 AM #

    our eyes are always looking to others watching others … so at end we don’t ever realize what we are … what we have … to realize one s self completely is greatest achievement of human …

  4. Junedayz October 7, 2011 at 1:32 AM #

    amazing! but i sometimes wonder…what are our branches? 

    • Muhammad Ahmad Gondal October 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM #

      Branches of fear.

  5. Stephen October 4, 2011 at 6:26 AM #

    Excellent & crystal clear message to all humankind, who sit & cry over spilled milk for even the smallest of hurdles they have to face. Infact, the Almighty is putting us in such situations, like cutting the branches we sit on, so that we grab the various opportunities the Almighty has kept in store for us. Many successful people, if thier stories are read, were all strugglers & some major/minor incidents in thier life changed everything for the better. God Blees All.   

  6. Hrhaji September 26, 2011 at 5:08 PM #

       incredible moral  lesson, thanks Sara keep up sending such stories.

    • Ali September 27, 2011 at 6:03 AM #

      Thanks for the compliments Haji. Its you peoples response which keeps us going.
      Please share it with your friends.

  7. Mubarek Alamin85 September 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM #


  8. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni September 24, 2011 at 7:24 PM #

    very nice nd true…i need to get off my … nd free myself lol 🙂 thanks

  9. Saddam September 24, 2011 at 5:57 PM #

    great story …loved it.

  10. Mian Hisamuddin September 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM #

    loved it. nice story with a beautifully worded moral

    • Ali September 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM #

      Thanks Hisamuddin.
      Please share it with your friends.

  11. Mariem_hesham September 24, 2011 at 3:56 PM #

    I love the fact that the simple stories you post can have great morals behind them.
    Way to go Sara

    • Ali September 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM #

      Thanks Mariem. Please share it with others.

    • Sara September 28, 2011 at 5:14 AM #

      Thanks a lot. If you are interested you can join our team and help people njoylife. 
      Sara – Editor

  12. Dr.Maya September 24, 2011 at 3:43 PM #

    the last phrase is amazing and true
    thanx alot

  13. Good_simple_likely September 24, 2011 at 3:36 PM #

    good one

  14. Shakabansh5 September 24, 2011 at 2:21 PM #

    Hi,Sara : The sconed bird fly after it is branch been cut thats mean wonna feel freedom the same as we need as human.Thanks Sara

  15. Haider Ali786 September 24, 2011 at 1:06 PM #


  16. mustafa September 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM #

    yes people should stop sticking to what they know like some people in Egypt say (what we know is better that what we don’t) that is wrong, if people did that there would’ve been no computers, internet, or even French fries (sorry guys I’m hungry now :))

  17. Abier Al.Madfah September 24, 2011 at 11:03 AM #

    WOW! this is actually very motivating!
    thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Ali September 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM #

      Thanks Abier.

      Please share it with your friends.

  18. Anonymous September 24, 2011 at 10:03 AM #

    I am thankful to all those who said NO to me…
    It’s because of them I did it myself ….!!!!!

  19. Humayundaud September 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM #

    nice story 🙂
    it reminds me of a story I read in my text book of 11th grade: “His First Flight” 🙂 …
    Thank for sharing …

  20. Mike Hog September 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM #

    all your stories are so nice Sara. Everyday I wait ur mail….keep going.
    our prayers are with you.

  21. Stephenson September 24, 2011 at 9:23 AM #

    so true to our lives. There are so many things which stop us from doing what we can do. Its all in the minds.

  22. Nazeer Ataullah September 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM #

    I liked this story.  Confort Zone is the route cause of all our problems.  Otherwise sky is the limit for any moral, social, economical developments.  Thanks. Nazeer Ataullah

    • Ali September 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM #

      Rightly said Ataullah.

  23. Rami Youssef September 24, 2011 at 9:22 AM #

    very motivating story……thanks sara .

  24. Aboki September 24, 2011 at 7:35 AM #

    Very thoughtful and ideological,
    It is easier thought of and executed in our hearts and heads
    however, implementing it is always a challenge.

    But there’s always a starting point, and now is that time!

    Merci Beaucoup Sara!!!

    • Sara September 24, 2011 at 9:17 AM #

      @twitter-75004804:disqus thanks a lot, great you liked it. 
      Sara – Admin

    • Sara September 24, 2011 at 9:17 AM #

      @twitter-75004804:disqus thanks a lot, great you liked it. 
      Sara – Admin