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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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Where is my Trust and Faith Today?

I keep feeling where is my trust and faith today? Rather than staying centred I am noticing I am off balance.....on the plus side though, when I stop, slow down and breathe I can feel myself getting back to centre again and feel the bliss inside...still there but a bit buried....I feel like saying “stuff it all” today and going and sitting on a park bench all afternoon (like Eckhart Tolle did in London for 2 years after his spiritual awakening!), but I can’t sadly.

I guess it is just fine to accept the way we feel...why fight it?....just be...whether happy, frustrated, sad, ill! Just Be! And the point is to stay in the World, rather than becoming reclusive, to be able to find the centre within us, however we are feeling ....our true eternal self is always there in the background...staying calm and knowing the wider truth of the universe, even if sometimes we can’t see it.


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