just the rambling thoughts of a fool on the hill

Notes from
'The Messiah's Handbook'
from

"Illusions"
by
Richard Bach


Learning is finding out what you already know.
Doing is demonstrating that you know it.
Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.

You are all learners, doers, teachers.


Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

Being true to anyone else or anything else
is not only impossible, but the mark of a false messiah.


The simplest questions are the most profound.

Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?

Think about these once in awhile, and watch your answers change.


Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet
than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.


There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.

You seek problems because you need their gifts.


You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature,
the playful spiritual being that is your real self.

Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain
you don't have anything to learn from them.

You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future,
or a different past.


Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect.

Then be sure of one thing:

The Is has imagined it quite a bit better than you have.


A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed,
it feels an impulsion....this is the place to go now.

But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.


You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true.

You may have to work for it, however.


The world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums.

It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish.

You are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or to tear the pages.


Every person, all the events of your life,

are there because you have drawn them there.

What you choose to do with them is up to you.


The truth you speak has no past and no future.

It is, and that's all it needs to be.



Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:

If you're alive, it isn't.


Don't be dismayed at good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.

And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes,
is certain for those who are friends.


The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.

What the catepillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.


Everything above may be wrong!

 


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