This is a book summary to a short fable in the book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach which was my companion while flying from Bengaluru to Jaipur in 2019 . This summary contains my understanding of the book along with a few quotes/excerpts from the book. As the book picturize a lot of related images and not only the text, I consider this small book a comfortable kids friendly read.
The book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach was the first book I received as a gift from a stranger while playing a game within a social media group. We gifted many of the books across the group members and people ended up reading variety of books as the books everyone received was a surprise to them until received. Even this was the first book of its kind in my reading list ever which I thoroughly enjoyed later.
The story is a nice short read which revolves around breaking our mental barriers which in turn are assumed to break the chains of our body limitations and help us achieve goals that sounded unrealistic earlier.
This is a story about following our dreams and not necessarily to be a part of the heard. This story teaches us to believe in ourselves and keep practicing until our ordinary dream is considered an extraordinary achievement by the society.
Seagull is a metaphor to anyone who manifests new ideas and believe in pushing their abilities to their extremities to hit their goals.
The fable is an inspirational story of the gull who is interested in higher flights unlike others in the flock.
The story is an ask to believe, we already being at what we aspire for. It illustrates the importance of mental strength which ultimately drives us towards our goals irrespective of the challenges and pullbacks.
The story is a nice short read which revolves around breaking our mental barriers which in turn are assumed to break the chains of our body limitations and help us achieve goals that sounded unrealistic earlier. Here are a few excerpts of the books:
I must begin by knowing that I have already arrived
The gull sees farthest who flies highest
"My Whole body", " is nothing more than my thoughts itself, in a form I can see. I have to break the chains of my thought,and I'll break the chains of my body too"
I feel, the fable is an inspiration to the readers though it surfaces slowly and draws a inspiration to its readers over a few pages. The book is suitable to every age group and is a recommendation to the parents for their kids who are interested in stories.
Have you read the book? I’ll be happy to know about your views about the book in the comments section.