Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“They are saying in the Flock that if you are not the Son of the Great Gull Himself”, Fletcher told Jonathan one morning after Advanced Speed Practice, “then you are a thousand years ahead of your time.”
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. “What do you think, Fletch? Are we ahead of our time?”
A long silence, “Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anyone who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way that most gulls fly.”“That’s something,” Jonathan said, rolling to glide inverted for a while. “That’s not half as bad as being ahead of our time”.
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Mountain Climbing and Contentment

There is a tendency that I have to push things; to treat climbing the spiritual mountain like an expedition.. like a be conquered, but that is not the way...

Sometimes we simply have to stop, sit down for a bit, look around us at the views we see from wherever we are and just "Let it Be" (as Lennon and McCartney said)...then the mountain will guide us up....sometimes it knows that we should find a secluded spot for a while just to enjoy and sit in peace and contentment before we move on again!

Then we will feel a state of tiredness, but one accompanied by calmness...sounds very close to contentment to me!

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