I've been leafing through Reminders for the Advanced Soul by Richard Bach. Reminders because you already know. Advanced because it's a certain kind of soul who is asking the kind of questions to which this book offers answers. It's a soul that's been bruised and stripped bare, brought down to its knees pummelled by blow after blow. It's a soul that's done playing hide and seek, that's drawn a line in the sand and is poised to step over it and never look back. The advanced soul says "I'm ready." The reminders are for those who are ready to remember and live anchored in and liberated by these simple yet complex truths.
You don't have to fight
to live as you wish.
Live as you wish
and pay whatever price is required.
"Your depth of intimacy with another is inversely proportional to the number of others in your life."
"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 and teachers."
Is this my highest sense of right?
Is this the direction I want most to go?
Is this the way in which I can give my greatest gift?
Reality has nothing to do with appearances,
with your narrow way of seeing.
Reality is love expressed,
pure perfect love,
unbrushed by space and time.
To love someone unconditionally
is not to care who they are or what they do.
Unconditional love, on the surface,
looks the same as indifference.
The only thing that shatters dreams is compromise.
who understands you, accepts you as you are.
At the end, you find that Someone, all along,
has been you.
How do you want
to come out of this experience -
how do you want to be changed because of it?
The individual is always the exception.
Before you'll change,
something important must be at risk.
Even when you're brought together by miraculous magnetizing,
you still have to work out problems.
The creative, loving-something life
is also the healthy one.
There is healing and protection
in doing what makes you happy.