Today’s Thinking Out Loud reflection on Richard Bach’s, Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
Jonathon Livingston Seagull has an intuitive insight and follows it.
The moon and the lights twinkling in the water throwing a little beacon trails through the night, and all so peaceful and still. . . .
Get down! Seagulls never fly in the dark! If you were meant to fly in the dark you’d have the eyes of an owl! You’d have charts for brains! You’d have a falcon’s short wings!
There in the night, a hundred feet in the air, Jonathan Livingston seagull blinked. His pain, his resolutions, vanished.
Short wings. A Falcon’s short wings. That’s the answer. What a fool I’ve been. All I need is tiny little wings. All I need is to fold most of my wings and fly just on the tips alone! Short wings!
Note: Listen to your intuition. It’s working for you 24/7. Your intuition sees what your mind refuses to see. Your intuition is not filtered by biases and other people’s opinions. Your intuition knows how your heart thinks and it is connected in a very deep way to your destiny. Silence helps us to hear what our intuition is telling us. It may come when you are walking, riding, or taking a shower. Our intuition has a habit of showing up when we least expect it. But when it does listen.
A champion is simply someone who did not give up when he wanted to.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.
Winds are in the air, they are blowing in the spring,
And waves are on the meadow like the waves there are at sea.
Where shall we adventure, to-day that we’re afloat,
Wary of the weather and steering by a star?
Shall it be to Africa, a-steering of the boat,
To Providence, or Babylon, or off to Malabar?
Hi! but here’s a squadron a-rowing on the sea—
Cattle on the meadow a-charging with a roar!
Quick, and we’ll escape them, they’re as mad as they can be,
The wicket is the harbour and the garden is the shore.
Laugh Along with Joe and Pete
Joe: “Yesterday, I called my boss and told him I could come in, I had a terminal illness.”
Pete: “On no. What’s wrong?”
Joe: “Nothing. I was at the airport and I think I got a touch of food poisoning.”
I enjoy reading fiction. I take my iPad to the gym to read the ebooks I check out of the library. Before I know it, I’ve completed an hour on the elliptical machine. I read mysteries and thrillers. When the book gets really exciting I’m moving my legs fast enough to wear out the machine (not really). In today’s read, one of the characters says, “Don’t rent space in your brain to a bleep (you can guess at the bleep word). I thought that makes a lot of sense. Don’t let the negative folks have any space in your mind.