“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free. We can learn to fly!” – Richard Bach
Stories of rising above the ordinary have always impressed me. Getting out of our comfort zones to push our limits can be such an exhilarating feeling. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach is one such book, which inspires to look beyond the limits of our mind.
The gull sees farthest who flies highest
This is a story of an extraordinary seagull that finds it hard to be a part of the complacent flock. For most gulls, it is not the flying that matters as they learn to fly only to get food. But Jonathan loves to fly. He constantly looks to scale new heights with a strong desire to soar high. Defying those who criticise him, he hopes for his flock to discover what he has learnt too. He shares his joys with others. He is thrilled to find a new meaning to life, his higher purpose.
What this fable had taught me when I was a teenager:
- The higher we set our goals, the higher we grow
- Our dreams are ours to dream and not to please others
- Believe in yourself and your abilities
- Aim for excellence and perfection in all you do
- Follow your heart’s deepest desires
- The joy of freedom is unparalleled
Don’t believe what your eyes tell you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, Find out what you already know and you’ll see the way to fly.
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This post is part of the #AtoZChallenge 2017 Blogging from A to Z: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
I write about my spiritual and personal growth influences from A to Z.
My previous posts in chronology:
A: A New Earth