You just might end up an outsider for a while, maybe permanently. Is it worth it? YES! If it means life, then the answer is a resounding YES! The reality is, that it is possible to “fly” and live at a much higher level than the majority of mankind is currently willing to do and that if you go after those heights you may well find yourself alone. That was the message of Richard Bach’s Jonathon Livingston Seagull some 40 years ago, as Jonathon was named an Outcast because he desired to learn what it meant to really fly. That message still rings true and stirs souls today. I believe that mankind is preparing for a breakthrough and when it happens it will be huge and world-wide. You can see the shell cracking around the world as terms are being used such as “to be”, freedom, being engaged, conscious living.
It is possible that there will many who will need to step up and walk this path alone. Are you willing to be a pioneer? Are you willing to go into a new frontier if you might have the ability to lead others through the dark? What would you give or give up to have that knowledge and assurance that you would find real meaning in life and be able to leave a trail behind for others to follow? Yesteryear it was likely that you would be outcast,
however today, it is much easier to connect online with those who either think like you or need what you have that you may not need to really go it alone. Or is that true?
The reality is that we all travel through the world alone on some level. Whether we have others near us or not, it is myself that I need to know first and then I need to honor what I know, be true to myself, and then I can share it with others. It actually took a long time for me to be willing to look at myself and face up to where I was at, not to mention those around me and what was really going on with them. It is so easy to make excuses for ourselves and others and justify why we do something that we really don’t believe in doing. It actually took the companionship of the Holy Ghost for me to be able to do this. And that grew within me as I did my best over the years to align myself with the principles of the gospel.
Even now, on the other side of my “known” addictions and shortcomings I struggle
to find the means to communicate to those around me that there is a better way to live. I have peace now and contentment and I know the Lord walks with me. To walk this way in isolation without doing everything that I can to try and share it with others would just not be real. It would not be living true to who I really am and what I have learned about life. Reaching out to others becomes a necessity once you have truly found peace because that peaceful place testifies that we are all one and we are to share our light with one another. At the same time it takes effort and courage, even if it is to only shut out the voices that say you cannot do this. I look forward to the journey and the continued adventure of the free.
I am the learner/student/servant. I am the messenger. I seek the Holy Ghost and his direction along the way. You might say I consider him the master communicator of
the teachings of The Master, Jesus Christ.
While I am a member in good standing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormons) I in no way speak for the church. My thoughts and interpretations are mine alone and I accept responsibility for them. My purpose is to give food for thought in hopes that you might find your path to true existence and abundant life.