Written by Heather Richards
Did you know that hens are wise? I surely didn’t. But apparently it was Abraham Lincoln who said “The hen is the wisest of all the animal creation because she never cackles until after the egg has been laid.” What does this mean exactly? In his blog post “Hens are Wise Because,” Dr. Eric Amidi explains Lincoln’s quote and uses it to reveal how we can make lasting changes in our lives.
Change isn’t easy. Many of us really want to make big changes, but rarely do we follow through without going back to our old ways. Why? According to Dr. Eric Amidi, it’s because we have to be doers and not talkers. Using the example of the hen, he provides a few tips on to avoid just talking about change. According to Dr. Eric Amidi, the key is keeping it a secret until it completely manifests in your life. Thus, Lincoln’s hen analogy. The hen doesn’t cackle about what it has “growing” or “cooking” until the egg is fully mature and ready to come into the world. So the next time you’re going through a major change, keep it to yourself. Discover the joy of going through a true transformation from within without sharing about it to the people around you. If it’s hard for you to keep a secret, just remember that you’re “protecting your reality” by doing do – a concept that Dr. Amidi goes into detail about in his ebook “The Secret Behind the Secret.”