Thursday, October 8, 2015

I Aspire to be Pegasus

There is always room for improvement in anyone’s life and mine is no different. I have and will continue to work toward a better me. With effort and time, I know that one day I will be flying high as the stars with all the wisdom and respect that Pegasus has. This is why I aspire to be Pegasus, the flying horse from Greek Mythology.

According to Greek Mythology, as an immortal hero, Pegasus was accepted into heaven to reside in Zeus’ stables.  But how was Pegasus able to be allowed into Heaven and why did Zeus take a liking to Pegasus?

Being able to fly gave Pegasus the freedom and ability to soar to new heights and all the way to Zeus. Pegasus has been known as a symbol of wisdom and because of his wisdom he was given the task of carrying Zeus' lightning bolts. Not only is Pegasus wise, but he is also loyal and faithful and because of his service to Zeus, Pegasus was honored with transformation into a constellation. Pegasus is placed among the stars and has been shown a great deal of respect by many societies in different histories as well as presently. 

Although Pegasus is a mythological creature, the ideals behind his behavior are very real. I wish to emulate the values and behaviors of Pegasus. I am loyal and I am faithful, but I want to be wiser. Life experiences will give me the wisdom I seek as long as I keep my eyes and ears open.

Flying is symbolic to freedom for me. Freedom from the mental ties that hinder me is how it relates. I feel tied down by thoughts and emotions. I work hard to control them, but to be free of having to control them and to be free of worry would be extraordinary.

Overall, Pegasus has many wonderful attributes to be admired and if possible to be emulated. I have the passion and motivation to be more than I am now. I love who I am and I only wish to improve upon who I already am.


  1. I remember telling my mom that I wanted to be Pegasus. I still want that. What an awesome fairytale to be. Thanks for linking this up to Finish the Sentence.

  2. Oh how lovely, pegasus is a great creature to aspire to be like :)

  3. Well said, Emily.

    Love your spirit, girl :)

  4. What a lovely choice, Emily! Pegasus is indeed a great creature to emulate. Flying feels like freedom to me, too - each day, as I walk on my roof, I love looking at the kites, crows, pigeons, parakeets and sparrows enjoying the sky, each at their own pace, in their own space. Very soothing - and makes me think everything is possible.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. what a lovely post! Greek mythology has so many life lessons we can learn from :) thanks for sharing!

  6. I love hearing about greek mythology and really like how you have applied it to your own life. Lovely post x

  7. Pegasus is also what Shera flew in on... and one of the most beautiful creatures to ever not-exist. Awesome choice.

  8. beautiful post. A wonderful story to tell an important lesson!

  9. Pegasus is a great choice! Flying, wisdom, and carrying lightning bolts too!