Sunday, 20 August 2017

A letter to Vishal Sikka: Blog# 307

A letter to Vishal Sikka

Dear Vishal,

There has got to be more to life than fighting for fish heads.

Instead of drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there is reason to live! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can learn to be free! We can learn to fly!

This kind of thinking, he found, is not the way to make one’s self popular with other birds. Even his parents were dismayed as Jonathan spent whole days alone, making hundreds of low level glides, experimenting.

Why is it that the hardest thing in the world is to convince a bird that he can prove it for himself if he’d spend a little time practicing? Why should that be so hard?
His Sorrow was not solitude, it was that other gulls refused to believe the glory of flight that awaited them; they refused to open their eyes and see.

We are free to go where we wish and to be what we are.

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now – and nothing can stand in your way!

The only true law is that which leads to freedom.

The gull sees farthest who flies highest.

Keep working on Love.

Above are some quotes from the brilliant book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by supremely talented author, Richard Bach. I thought these quotes will resonate with you in these trying times.

A Well-wisher & an Infoscion,