Yes, Jonathan Livingston Seagull was no ordinary bird indeed. Jonathan was passionate, strong-willed, curious, consistent, hard working, and a bird who wished to spread his love for flying across all souls.
See, Jonathan loved to fly. And while no one else in his flock would understand Jon’s love for it, so nobody cared. They believed him to be crazy, ostracized him, and later on, left him all alone as an outcast. But what hurt Jonathan Livingston Seagull was not being alone, but the fact that nobody wanted to learn, to experiment, to understand flight. So he dedicated his life to his passion, and led a peaceful and a beautiful life practicing flight all his life.
When he entered a different world, he further refined his skills in flight and learned from the best in that flock. He learned that the power of one’s will and imagination exceed that of time and space; and wished to spread this message to all the other outcasts in other worlds, who need someone who understands them, just like he did long ago. Jon taught his love for flight and helped many others like him and soon, as times passed by, became a legend. Though he was remembered, his teachings seem to be forgotten and the passion for flight no longer seemed to exist…only for Jon to return once again and help those one in a million curious and passionate seagulls like him.
I truly thank Mr. Richard Bach for producing this book, for making it a part of my life, and for making me believe that I can actually fly.
This book taught me that I can truly be want I want to be and nothing in the world can stop that. If I believe in myself enough, practice my heart out, and never give up, I can be everything I want to be. As Jon says, fear, anger and boredom are the only things standing in your way. If you can overcome that, you’re free. Furthermore, this book also taught me that it doesn’t matter if you’re all alone in your venture, till the time you believe in yourself, in what you’re doing and push beyond your limits, you’re invincible…you’re beyond time and space.
So, if you’re willing to work for your goals, your wishes, your passion, know that you are free and nothing can stand in your way.
Perfection does not have limits.