The Two Three Headed Eagles

A Motivational Moral Story

Once upon a time there lived two very unusual Eagles who both had three heads.

The two Eagles both had the same affliction. One head was always good, one head was always bad and the poor third head couldn’t decide between the two.

Both the two Eagles and their three heads were often found talking amongst themselves. The good heads that represented love, kindness and compassion often fought with the bad heads, that represented Anger, hatred and loathing. The good and bad heads always argued as to the best solution to any given problem. And the poor third head always felt stuck in the middle and unable to make a decision as what to do.

The first head, the one that was good, always wanted to see the honesty and trust in everything. Always exploring the problem with an open heart. The second head, the one that was bad, always found the negative side of the argument. Alweays wanting to be cautious waiting to see what unfolded.

The third head listened to the other two but could never decide between them. After all both raised valuable points that couldn’t be ignored. And as such a decision could never be found. Our two poor Eagles would spend many hours in confusion, never making their minds up as to what was the best choice.

One day this all changed

Once again both our three headed Eagles found themselves in a moral dilemma and became stuck in their thinking. The good heads were adamant they were correct. And the bad heads were positive they were right and so the arguments pursued.

It was at this exact moment that one of our Three Headed Eagles had an idea. The decision was that the only way to live a normal life, like all the other Eagles, was to cut off the other two heads. Only doing this, thought the Eagle, would it sever their constant arguing and bickering between what was always right and wrong, good or bad.

The other Three Headed Eagle didn’t agree. They thought this idea wasn’t such a good plan, but agreed that something should be done.

Our first three headed Eagle makes their plan to separate themselves from the other two heads. With careful timing and precision our three headed Eagle takes a sharp knife and quickly cuts the other two heads off in one fell swoop.

For just a moment all is content in our Eagles world. There is no more fighting and arguing between the other two heads and our Eagle feels at peace.

However as our Eagle leaps from the tree tops, stretching his wings ready for a celebratory flight. He suddenly finds himself completely off balance and totally out of control. Try as he might our Eagle cannot gain composure without his other two heads. With the ground rushing ever closer there is only going to be one inevitable outcome. Our Eagle hits the ground with a nasty thud.

Kindness & Compassion

The second of our three headed Eagles has a different kind of plan. His plan is to use kindness and compassion toward his situation and so begins to meditate. He focused his attention on his breathing, breathing in, breathing out, becoming truly present in the moment. Slowly he witnesses a calming with the chatter of his other two heads.

With this calming came a quietness slowly the other two heads began to shrink every so slightly. Seeing the other two heads become smaller and smaller was all our Three headed Eagle needed to know that his plan was working.

With a determined effort, closely following every breath and the silence that comes with it. The two heads shrink ever more slightly and became increasingly quieter. Until finally they disappeared altogether, our three headed Eagle had found his true freedom.

Join Our Twice Weekly Email Packed With FREE Goodies to Create A Positive Mindset

Coaching & Training in Positive Thinking

Check Your Junk Mail after signing up if you haven’t heard from us in 5 minutes. Your welcome email has a downloadable Free Gift. we don’t want you to miss It

Author: Dhamma Tāpasā*(Andrew Hallas)

Moral of the Story:

Our inner speech is just like that of our three headed Eagles, always chattering away and seemingly never ending. The fundamental reason for all of our life’s problems is this inner speech, our inner speech creates all of our fears, anger, hatred, boredom, guilt, anxiety and depression. And the exceedingly high regard we place onto this inner speech, onto our own thoughts, is, and has become, the main obstacle in our lives.

Our inner speech is just like from our story The Monk and The Grasshopper, always jumping from one thing to the next. And just like our poor Three Headed Eagles, this inner speech that jumps around from one thing to the next can cause us extreme amounts of personal torment and suffering.

A mind full of thought

When the mind is full of thoughts and wanders around jumping from this to that, sooner or later it finds itself in negativity. It is like having a lengthy conversation with a dear friend, you may start the conversation with praise and positivity but gradually, sooner or later it turns to negativity, criticising the world around us or our own lives at that of others. The exact same thing happens with our inner thinking and inner speech.

To help us still and calm this inner speech we practise meditation and mindfulness. We focus our attention on our breathing, either at the tip of our nose or on the rise and fall of the abdomen. In doing so we gradually witness the silence that lies between this inner speech. To begin with this silence is ever so subtly and needs pure focus on our breath. Gradually as you see one thought subside and another just begin, there, right there in between those two thoughts is a silence a stillness and calm. A silence so sweet your mind will begin to want more.

Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness take practice but just like anything you practice at you get better and better. And the better we get at meditation and mindfulness your inner speech becomes quieter. And the quieter you become the more happiness you will have.

I Help Empower YOU With A Lifetime of Positivity

…Changing The Way You Experience The World

Do You Feel YOU Deserve More Out Of Life?

Want To Make A Difference For Yourself And Your Family?

With This Brand New Cutting Edge Approach I Will Transform Your Life Quicker, Easier and More Effective Than Any Model Out There

Just Give It A Try Completely Risk FREE

And I Promise I Will Transform YOUR Entire LIFE!

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Positive Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

By using his unique approach of storytelling, mixed with some ancient Buddhist Monk Secrets, 3 Simple Life Principles and all combined with 21st century scientifically proven NLP techniques, Dhamma Tāpasā is able to capture your imaginations whilst teaching you valuable Life Skills that will change every aspect of your life.

More Inspirational Stories & Metaphors

Or Find Something to Engage YOUR Imagination

  • Make Your life Truly Amazing
    What Makes Your life Truly Amazing? Discover 7 of the most popular answers and are yours the same?
  • The Empty Golden Box an Inspirational Story
    An inspirational story of unconditional love and hope something we all need in our lives.
  • The Elastic Band Effect and How to Overcome It
    Understand What The Elastic Band Effect is and how to overcome it’s limiting ability.
  • The Pencil Analogy
    An Inspirational & Motivational Moral Story Analogies and Metaphors and the art of storytelling help us retain the information faster. The Analogy of the Pencil is one of those metaphors that once read we just simple can’t forget. Enjoy. The Pencil Analogy The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside andContinue reading “The Pencil Analogy”
  • The 3 Types of Goal Setting
    The these essential 3 types of goal setting to set you above the rest
  • The Art of Being an Optimist
    Learn the art of being an optimist, living with a positive attitude towards any obstacle.
  • The Art of Positive Thinking
    The art of positive thinking is about truly understanding how our human minds work to allow for permanent change within our own thinking and subsequently becoming more positive in your own life.
  • Optimism 4 Beginners
    Optimism 4 Beginners is now available as a Free ebook to help us through these troubling times. With Russia invading Ukraine, Covid-19 and inflation starting to make its presence felt, Optimism 4 Beginners uses original metaphors and heartwarming stories to enhance strategies and techniques to keep a positive frame of mind.
  • Living with Regret
    What are your biggest regrets in life? We all have regrets in life but do you know the best way to deal? Do you know what the 5 most common regrets are in life?
  • The Prisons we create within our own Mind
    As humans we all create glass ceilings within our minds. These can be like prisons within ourselves or limiting beliefs. These two short stories illustrate the point beautifully and can give us an enlightenment moment
  • Mountain of Enlightenment
    A short moral tale of climbing a mountain towards enlightenment. A life lesson on how the mind works.
  • A Pig Called No-Squeal
    The Harsh reality of judging others, never judge a book by its cover, or envy another’s circumstances. Everyone is suffering in some form or another, we can never tell from the outside what that maybe. Learn to live contently in YOUR life, live in the moment.
  • The Zen Master and The Thief
    A Short Tale of how we have the choice in any given situation how to react. The Zen Master and the Thief demonstrates this attitude perfectly
  • The Creative Principle and Law of One
    Guest author Salah Grenewood tells us about the power of oneness and it’s magical presence it has in your life.
  • The Chicken Farmer and The Peacock
    Learn the illusion of the human mind with this short moral story The Chicken Farmer and The Peacock’
  • The Moment that Changed My Life
    This chance moment with Thich Nhat Hanh changed my life forever.
  • 3 Principles to Achieve Success
    The 3 little used techniques and strategies to build success. Understanding these simple yet powerful strategies have long lasting effects that make your life shine in every way.
  • To Thich Nhat Hanh my first meditation master
    It is with a heavy heart that I hear the news tonight at 10:30pm my first Buddhist meditation teach an the most extraordinary mindfulness master Thich Nhat Hanh has passed away. Your words of encouragement you personally shared with me on retreat at Plum Village will never be forgotten andContinue reading “To Thich Nhat Hanh my first meditation master”
  • 61 Ideas to Reduce Stress and Tension
    Stress, anxiety and the consequential build up of tension these create, is one of the most reported issues of recent times. Covid-19 has caused a sudden and dramatic rise in reported mental health issues ranging from anxiety, loneliness, stress and tension to name just a few. All types of people have been effected in many ways and getting a grip of these damaging problems can improve your life dramatically.
  • A Course in Building Confidence and Self esteem
    Cam optimism be learnt? Can positive thinking change my life, Dhamma Tāpasā explores this fascinating topic.

©️www.4enlightenment.com-2022

Published by 4enlightenment

Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. He now teaches the Art Of Positive Thinking from his 16years of personal experience. After searching for years and trying everything and anything out there on positive thinking I discovered a Secret that transformed my entire life. From a Homeless Monk to now thriving in business regularly earning 5 figures a month.