The conditions of a solitary bird are five:
The first, that it flies to the highest point;
the second, that it does not suffer for company, not even of its own kind;
the third, that it aims its beak to the skies;
the fourth, that it does not have a definite color (…)Carlos Castaneda
Does having a fixed mindset come with more power? Not really. It comes with stronger beliefs that can be challenging to shatter. Having a ‘definite color’ means stagnating in a state of being that oftentimes is the result of other people’s beliefs.
How do we decide when we’ve reached the maximum point of self-growth?
For the average person – when they’re comfortable. And being comfortable means different things for different people.
For the seeker of meaning and the giver of kindness – never. Color changes as does perception. Being less ‘right’ doesn’t make us less of a person, but more of a human. It’s living life through different filters of thinking and of experiencing that gives us all the colors in the universe.