“Learning is finding out what you already know.” This is the focal point of the book Illusions: The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. It’s a story of the author’s adventures as a biplane pilot, moving from town to town across the Midwest, and sleeping under the wing of his aircraft. The interesting tale begins when one day while he’s sitting by his plane in a farmer’s field, the Messiah also known as Donal Shimoda flies in on his own antique aircraft and shows him how he can have supernatural powers.
Richard David Bach is an American writer widely known as the author of some of the biggest sellers, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Bach has written numerous works of fiction, and also non-fiction flight-related titles.
Here are 5 lessons that we absolutely love from this book.
Learning is about rediscovering yourself
We are all learners, doers, teachers. In order to learn something one must practically demonstrate it to understand it. Sharing our knowledge with others is just a reminder for them that they already know it.
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.
Problems are always blessings in disguise
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts. The answers to all these problems lie in the simplest of questions. There is no good and there is no evil, it’s only the question of what makes us happy and what makes us unhappy.
Like attracts like
Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright. Ask yourself, “Is this what I really want to do?” Do it only when the answer is yes. The choice you make defines who you are and who you want to be. This energy attracts like-minded people into your lives.
We all share a spiritual bond
Understanding the spiritual bond that we share with each other is as important as understanding the relationship you share with yourself. Isn’t it strange how much we know if only we ask ourselves instead of somebody else?
If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.
Within each of us lies the power that we seek
Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and to sickness, to riches and to poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and no one else. “If you want freedom and joy so much, can’t you see it’s not anywhere outside of you? Say you have it, and you have it! Act as if it’s yours, and it is!” says Bach
Who is this books for?
This book is for all those who want to rediscover the potential of their true being and learn to wield the magical being that resides in all of us. There is no specific age group to read this book. The language is simple but is very detailed.
Where can you get it?
Illusions: The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah is available in all the major bookstores offline and online.
Book Title: Illusions: The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah
Publication: Dell Publishing Co.
Find a cosy corner and read this book to rediscover the magic of your real self.