As a high school athlete at a school whose mascot was an eagle, we often heard this encouragement from our coaches: “Fly like an eagle!” It was an exhortation to uphold the proud tradition of our school by giving it our all.
The psalmist refers to a soaring eagle to encourage us in a different way. The eagle is among the highest flying birds and they do it with ease by spreading their wings and soaring upon the updrafts. Wind beneath the wings lifts the eagle to soaring heights.
Calm your mind and be encouraged to fly like an eagle!