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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Friday, November 26, 2010

Entering the Space

It is very hard to talk about those things that you enjoy so much and that are so close to your heart, that are a part of you. You have a drive to understand the truth. You read and read and read and then you meditate on what you have learned. You think and you go inside yourself and you feel your presence. You feel the presence of the divine. You gain inklings of the truth and you begin to understand a little. 

But most people aren't ready for this yet, this yearning.  It is particularly hard when you are close to and love the people you would like to open up to about it. But it can be hard for them to understand too. It is easy to be discouraged. 

However, when you create the space, it is then up to others to enter that space if they decide to - but each in their own time. Many people simply aren't ready to delve into the spiritual journey with you. It is a case of accepting this. There is no judgement involved; it is simply a case of each person being master of their own destiny. 

Your presence is enough. The energy you bring is enough.

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