For those of you who haven’t read it, it’s about a seagull named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. A regular bird, he doesn’t have any special powers except the unwavering desire to fly. While the other birds flocked together, fighting over crumbs from the fishing boats and gossiping on the shore, every day Jonathan would push past his limitations, trying to go faster, higher and with more control than any other bird in his flock. This behavior upset his folks and he was eventually cast out of the flock for irresponsible flying.
Despite his loss, he continued to develop himself and his abilities until the day a couple of birds from another dimension came to help him move on to the next plane of existence. There, in this new dimension, he learned not only to soar ever higher and faster, but guided by the Elder Chiang, he discovered the art of perfection. Perfection is being there, where ever you are, so totally and completely that you can be anywhere you want to be in the blink of an eye. There are no limits to perfection. “To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is,” Chiang said, “you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived…”
I won’t spoil the rest of the book by telling you too much, my friendly blog reader. I just wanted to give you a taste to whet your appetite.
Even though this book is 125 pages, it’s small and easy to understand. I read it in less than 4 hours and I’m sure it would be a quick bit of inspiration for you, as well.
I’d love to know what you think of the book! Please feel free to leave a comment below!