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, September 14, 2012

Each interaction with another is an invitation

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 Each interaction with another is an invitation, an opportunity to find our highest self. Families can be particularly difficult because of all the unwritten rules and old expectations of who we are in the eyes of other family members, so they require particular understanding and patience. 

Each interaction tells us something about ourselves if we listen to our hearts and the feelings/voices of our intuitions. Then we start seeing things/interpreting things in new ways. We then seem to have answers/solutions to various issues/problem/questions that may be so obvious to us that we can't believe we hadn't realised these things before. 

It can be something that is quite mundane - family or work-related or a fundamental question about philosophy, spirituality or a scientific question about the universe. Just by being trusting, open and patient we can become aware of the answers either intuitively during meditation and/or at another time (just walking along or in that fuzzy state before waking up completely) or maybe something in a book or an email may be relevant or we see a TV programme or film that provides an answer.  

Just be open to what the universe and other people have to offer.