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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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Everything in its Right Place!

When we are on the spiritual path, we often find ourselves wondering how things will develop ...and there is a temptation to push. Although healthy, gentle discipline is good, I guess the most important thing is not to push too far in certain directions, to drain ourselves of energy or expect certain things to happen before we're ready.

Anything that we do can lead to a devotional state - gardening, being a parent, son, daughter, scientist, musician, artist, plumber, builder..... we are here simply to be us - not to be defined by what we do or how we see ourselves in relation to others. We are undeniably our unique selves!

Each of us, our basic essence/consciousness, is unique like a jigsaw puzzle piece. We are pieces of consciousness with a particular "shape" and so each one of us is absolutely essential for the unfolding of the Universe. 

We are each individual jigsaw pieces in the great puzzle of the universe! Everything in its right place - Radiohead!


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