There is only one power that wants to be shared, and love is still a good word for it. And so it came to pass that we all meet here on Stan’s slightly other-dimensional plane. Many of us who are old enough will have read Richard Bach’s ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ as one of the truly ‘new age’ books. For me “Illusions” remain as valid as when I read the musings of the reluctant messiah the first time – that too incidentally on a flight from Bombay to Calcutta – because I still have that tendency to become pompous when I teach and need to remind myself we teach best what we need to learn most.
‘The Bridge across forever’ gives us the first real hope that there are non-fictitious characters like soul mates, who can pass out with heat stroke, and still love, forget and forgive being left unattended on the floor of a caravan because the beloved thinks you’re just making a fuss. Then comes ONE and we think now we have really made it. Who are you kidding?
Why I directed the search engine to Richard Bach today of all days, I don’t know. And instead of going to the official one land in one dedicated to the Author (Richard that is) written by a 17 year old guy who got a little bored and wants to turn his site into something magnificent. Then he gets frustrated because out of fifteen to twenty thousand visitors who have hit the site, none has so far written or shared a review or a story how any of Richard Bach’s books has affected their lives. If just one tenth had done so, this would have become a magnificent site, he moans in his About Me written on 3rd August, 2001. No typing mistake here! Six days later (something very biblical here) this site falls into my hands. So I am sharing his plight with you and encourage him to lift this journal page (and the one running away from safety?) and put it on his web-site.
Which, incidentally, is already magnificent. It has attracted a most profound response from someone called Chuck.
Who is Chuck? He says he is an air-show stunt pilot and pretty much lives the life-style Bach writes about. And how did he enter here? First he wrote a message on the message board and then he followed it up with an article that needs to be shared.
Chuck says he has seen many people change mates, only to see the same problems appear in the new one. A mate is like a mirror. You see what you are.
He reminded me:
There is a divine conspiracy of the entire universe to help each of us find, develop and express our own truth. Each of us individually is as qualified as any one ever was or ever will be, to unravel the mysteries of life. This conspiracy waits patiently for you the subject, to step forward and identify yourself as the commander, to stop laying yourself before servants, and accepting the second hand experiences of others as the spiritual truth and fire of your own being.
There is only one everlasting Lord and Master; your awareness of being.