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, March 3, 2016

Growth in the pain



 Image from: http://lizhester.org/in-every-acorn-is-a-mighty-oak/

There is growth in the pain....

The oak seed shoot has to smash the acorn open to become a tree.






Living the journey into meaning




We start where we are......

Living the journey into meaning......

Meaning the journey in the living......

......Journeying the meaning in the living. 

We start as 'no-things'/'know-things'. 

We begin in the potential of possibilities. But we may also come with fear and lack of faith. We may try to push into the matter, where there is a resistance, which comes from past hurts. And the scars still show on our hardened and shadowed skins. 

The light is at the hub in our hearts. The light will speak as it radiates out to that permeable rim. And even then the shadows may synergise with that light to create the rainbow colours, which portray the full spectrum of who we are. 

When we start with meaning, it matters. The journey evolves of its own accord and the action comes at the appropriate time in the right way.

First published online as a comment at:
http://www.journeyschool.org/enacting/2016/2/12/creating-the-container-of-journey-school