Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

“Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect.”

“Do you have any idea how many lives we must have gone through before we even got the first idea that there is more to life than eating, or fighting, or power in the Flock? A thousand lives Jon, ten thousand! And then another hundred lives until we began to learn that there is such a thing as perfection and show it forth. The same rule holds for us know of course: we chose 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.”

“Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body too….”

“If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we’ve finally overcome space and time, we’ve destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left in Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don’t you think we might see each other once or twice?”

“Whatever stands against freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form.”

“The only true law is that which leads to freedom.”

“You need to keep finding yourself, a little more each day, that real, unlimited Fletcher Seagull. He’s your instructor. You need to understand him and to practice him.”

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