Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the bird determined to be more than ordinary, to have a reason for living. This is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules; it's inspired people for decades. Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight--how to get from shore to food and back again," writes author ...Read MoreJonathan Livingston Seagull, the bird determined to be more than ordinary, to have a reason for living. This is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules; it's inspired people for decades. Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight--how to get from shore to food and back again," writes author Richard Bach, in this allegory about a unique bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. "For most gulls it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight." Flight is indeed the metaphor that makes the story soar. Ultimately this is a fable about the importance of seeking a higher purpose in life, even if your flock, tribe or neighbourhood finds your ambition threatening. (At one point our beloved gull is even banished from his flock.) By not compromising his higher vision, Jonathan gets the ultimate pay-off: transcendence. Ultimately, he learns the meaning of love and kindness. The dreamy seagull photographs by Russell Munson provide just the right illustrations. This is a spirituality classic.Read Less
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Feb 21, 2010
This book may be able to help you during one of your darkest times, when you feel that no one seems to understand what you are doing. This book is about the search for perfection, the struggles we have to endure to be better than what we really are, and that despite what we have achieved, we can't always please everyone. This book also tells you that you are not alone in your search. There may be several others like you, some may just be looking and waiting for guidance. This book may be able to teach you to look at a person in a searching kind of way. An unforgettable scene was when Fletcher, freshly out from a mob that would have killed him and his flock, asked Jonathan (the lead character) why he still loves those birds that almost killed them, in which Jonathan replied something like: you do not love evil. You have to look deeper into each of those birds, for their goodness... that's what you should love.
May 14, 2009
A must read for everyone on the planet. Simple story about relationships and spiritual evolution. Buy one for yourself, your friends, and your family.
Feb 26, 2009
the transaction was absolutely terrific: book arrived promptly and the condition was great
Aug 23, 2007
Whilst a Spade is a Spade....Inspiration from whatever source is invaluable! If you are blessed with imagination, Jonathan provides a beautiful learning template! His dedication to a task should inspire us to 'have a go' ourselves....to choose to follow our instincts....our dreams....so long as the results benefit others as well, and do no harm to anyone or anything!
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