a tale of truths

Six Degrees of Physical Seperation vs Three Degrees of Metaphysical Inclusion

Verses The Three Degrees of Inclusive Civil Selflessness ~ LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS; where, what, when, why, and how of separation is a gap difference
Verses The Three Degrees of Inclusive Civil Selflessness ~ LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS; where, what, when, why, and how of separation is a gap difference
WHY?
WHY?
CHANCE,CHOICE,AND CHANGE
CHANCE,CHOICE,AND CHANGE

Quotes from the book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull,

By; Richard Bach




Preface to the use of Richard Bach’s material:

I first encountered Richard Bach’s work when I was in college years ago… I got a hold of a recording by Richard Harris I still have it... It really impressed me as a fine perspective for visualizing the perception of life’s purpose: To focus on improving one’s positive interest and traits for improving the quality of one’s existence is paramount; rather than focusing on the repetitive unproductive survival routines that add no quality to the way of one's existence…

The material world is a shallow view of an infinite perspective, so to focus on the material world is a distraction away from the primary objective of the existence… The notion of perfection is an emotion that is lost in a sea of fear, confusion and boredom based on an apparent atmosphere justifying the accepted preoccupations of survival for survivals sake as the fruit of existence…

The bottom line is; if there is no, primary, purpose there is no need for survival… The primary purpose of perfection is to grow in the wisdom of love and acceptance of life as an inclusive civil and selfless process of perfection for the sake of improving the whole of existence as a complete entity of being loving all its parts…



Introduction, to begin the quotes from the story: The story is about challenging common beliefs of failure and limitations; overcoming self imposed resistance to following one's constructive existence path…

The story starts out with a young gull, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, he has a strong focus on perfecting his skill as a bird of flight. The story starts where the flock is against Jon’s quest for his perfection, they are focused on their physical survival without perfection, as they lack the desire, emotion, and will for the understanding of their higher purpose ...

Jon traverses through the realms of existence journey course and path discovering worlds and meeting spirits that help him find his way to his purpose, motive and intent… He finds guidance in the spirits of old gulls that direct the course of his journey’s path to become a teacher himself…

The quotes are the highlights of the wisdom quest conveyed in this precious story of perfections’ purpose, to facilitate the closure of the degrees of existence separation by becoming inclusive civil and selfless beings… All the quotes are framed in this concept of perfecting ones’ inclusive, civil and selfless -self in purpose, motive and intent in every action, deed and response…

The salient points of the book are here quoted below…




Quotes from the book in the sequence of the story:


Jonathan says of a gull’s life ~

“How much more is there to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there is a reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill we can be free”…


Jonathan speaks of the attitude of doubt that holds us down ~

“Life is unknown and unknowable, except that we are put into this world to eat, to stay alive as long as we possibly can”…

This attitude Jonathan discovered, is that, ”boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short and with this gone from his thought he lived a long fine life indeed”…


Jonathan discovers the joy of life ~

“When thought converges and it is realized, the most important thing in living is to reach out and touch perfection in that which they love to do one then realizes physical survival is meaningless”…


Sullivan, a higher-level spirit of a gull, explains to Jonathan the many degrees of perfection ~

Sullivan says to Jon, “ Do you have any idea how many lives we must past through before we even get the first idea that there is more to life than eating, or fighting or power in the flock?”

Sullivan goes on to say, “We choose our next world through what we learn in this one… Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome…” “But you, Jon have learned so much in one time that you didn’t have to go through a thousand lives to reach this one…”


Jon asks Chiang the elder about heaven ~

“Chiang, this world isn’t heaven at all is it?” Chiang replies, “ No, Jon, there is no such place… Heaven is being perfect, perfection doesn’t have a limit; place and time are so very meaningless…” “The trick was to know that his true nature lived, as perfect as an unwritten number, everywhere at once across space and time… “


Sullivan and Chiang instruct Jon on how to time travel ~

Sullivan says, to Jon, “ You have less fear of learning than any gull we have seen in a thousand years…” Chiang, then says, “ We can start working with time, till you can fly the past and the future…”, “And then you will be ready to begin the most difficult , the most powerful, the most fun… You will be ready too begin the fly up and know the meaning of kindness and of love…”

Jonathan Seagull was born to be an instructor, and his own way of demonstrating love was to give something of the truth that he had seen, to a gull who asked, only a chance to see the truth for him-self…


Fletch a student of Jon’s transcends space and time ~

Fletch while training with Jon flys into a rock cliff avoiding a young gull in flight… As he regains his consciousness he hears a voice chastising him for rushing the lesson plan… Fletcher thinks he is dead; but Jonathan reassures him he is not, by saying, “ What you did manage to do was to change your level of consciousness rather abruptly…”

Jonathan to Fletch, “ Remember what we were saying about one’s body being nothing more than thought itself?”

Jonathan ponders “why is it, the hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird he is free and that he can prove it fore himself if he’d spend a little time practicing?”


Note: Now read the book and experience the meditative quality of the experience...

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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Alya rose, Thanks, I appreciate your patronage...


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Alya rose 6 years ago from From beyond the reeds

Th equotes from the book are absolutly winderful,i'll need to find it.


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

OT, great to have you back, visit often, your presents is enjoyed thoroughly...


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Organic Thoughts 6 years ago from North Carolina

Thanks Ioua... Feels great to be back to active hubbing :)

looking forward to reading your profound peices of creativity, rationalization and objectivity.


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Jenny C, thanks for stopping in... Yea, I am long winded on explanation; I have been misinterpreted in the past so I make a point of being clear from all perspectives, so there is less doubt and more certainty to what I explain...

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OT, Welcome back; always a pleasure to hear from you...

Yes, learning is the objective of existence, we are experiencing the course, journey and path of our travel to the higher planes of existence... Finding the way is in the exercise of our desire, emotion and will to become proficient in its wisdom...


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Organic Thoughts 6 years ago from North Carolina

very interesting piece... enjoyed reading it.

Life is truly about moving towards a higher level of existence through the understanding of our capabilities and limits. It is the learning that takes us forward....


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Jenny Calender 6 years ago

Wow, some writer you are. Checked out oyur longgggg profile, too!


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Artin, Good to hear from you, glad you enjoyed the piece... may you have a great year... I appreciate the visit, thanks...


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Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

Nice hub Lou. Happy New Year to you. Keep on hubbing. Glad I stopped in and read this one. Been on the otherside of hubworld. Good work.Enjoyed it for sure!


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Larry, look, you know you're a soft hearted soul... You just do not like to acknowledge the depth with which you sense your sensitivity... You want the black and white non emotional images of reason to hang your hat on and you instilled that philosophical attitude in your daughter... Larry, sensitivity is a means of measuring climate of the soul's surroundings... It is a thermostat of understanding that reveals the strata of emotions and thus desire and will of the thought expressed, formed and the functionality of the mix... Bach has a unique ability to use analogy-sensitivity to bridge the gap of logic by appealing to the emotion of the reader to accept the argument without the standard logical argument... This is what you apparently dislike... No matter you can handle a little fluff, it won't kill you... It's just a mechanism of conveyance that pings the emotions for its interpretation for the sense of meaning...

I am pleased it conjured some pleasant memories even at the cost of some sappiness... lou

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divij, Glad you enjoyed the piece, thanks for stopping by...


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divij 6 years ago from Bangalore

love this article


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

lou...How can we agree on Ayn Rand and be so completely opposed in our assessment of JLS..? I read this when I was 36, was unimpressed with the pseudo-intellectual New Age schmaltz being handed out then in the 70's...my daughter was asked to make a book report on JLS for her English Lit teacher...her response was : " Tries to be very deep and philosophical but makes a very immature attempt at examining human nature and spirit."( yes, I have kept all my children's reports from school )...

The hippies loved it, I thought it preachy and sappy...But again, you have presented your take with intelligence and clarity...Thanks for motivating me to dig up some old memories...Larry


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

advisor4qb, I believe you already knew this in your heart before you read it; it's in the realization that you function this way is the surprise... I am pleased you found definition in the article...


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Moonchild60, Always glad you stop by and especially pleased I brought back an experience of pleasant thought....


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advisor4qb 6 years ago from On New Footing

I will have to look into getting my hands on this book. Isn't it funny how we always have an epiphany of the true state of things by reading the work of another when all we really had to do is go within to realize the same things?!!! I love it!


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Moonchild60 6 years ago

One of my favorite books of all time was Richard Bachs "One". Oh I loved it so much I read it again and again. He is amazing how his works make us think and wonder and learn and grow. It is one of those books that you read a passage, read it again slowly and then put the book down to meditate on it. It makes me want to read it again just thinking about it. Thank you very much for sharing this loua. It reminded me.


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Shalini Kagal, thank you so very much for the kind words...

Richard Bach has a way with conveying the notion of expressing love, peace and happiness without being overbearing and totalitarian in his approach to the subject... I am using his expertise as the good cop approach in the good cop / bad cop strategy for the expression of natural law logic... I'm criticized for be critical and demeaning, this is my loop hole I hope... I just want to get the points across...

Again, thanks for the visit...


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

One of my favourite books - and you've suddenly opened the door to newer levels of meaning! Thank you - this hub was such a joy to read!

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