13 June 2008

Illusions - Richard Bach

I just finished reading Illusions by Richard Bach...for the 2nd time if I don’t count all the times I have just opened it on a random page and started reading it.
Once again Richard Bach emerges a star as this book helps clear up my mind...helps me address all the apprehensions and concerns I have been facing lately.
There are 2 parts in this book that are my favourites. One is when Don is on the Radio Show and the way he insists that we have complete freedom to do just what makes us happy, is really inspiring.
The other is when he talks about the typical rant that we all hear in our lives –"I do unto others as I would have them do unto me but..." The results are never as we expect ...are they? His explanation as to what makes us think that the other people want to be treated like that, in the first place, makes one rethink all the times we wonder what went wrong?

A few of my favourite quotes from this book…

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does,
I guess you do have a problem.
Don’t be
dismayed at good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before
you can meet
And meeting
again, after moments or
lifetimes, is certain for
those who are
You are
never given a wish
without also being given the
power to make it true.
You may
have to work for it,
conscience is
the measure of the
honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it
There is
no such thing as a problem
without a gift for you
in its hands.
You seek problems
because you need
their gifts

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