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My Spirit Animal

If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?

This is a common icebreaker used at conferences and workshops.

The facilitator or speaker asks each person to reveal their animal, and sometimes they ask the participants to demonstrate the animal.

As minds race through the Encyclopedia Britannica on every animal known to man, my mind always goes back to the eagle.

My spirit animal is most definitely the eagle, but not for the reasons that might immediately come to mind. It's not because eagles are majestic. It's not because eagles are seemingly free spirits soaring above the trees. It's because they recognize and respect the timing of things. When it's time to fly, when it's to to rest, when it's time to build, when it's time to nurture and when it's time to stir things up.

Eagles certainly demonstrate their command of the sky and all other fowl of the air respect their space. Humans respect their prowess and regal pose, as well.