In his Book “Illusion, Richard Bach has shared some very deep messages.
“Your Only obligation in any lifetime is to be True to yourself,” he says.
As I sat back to think, I realize that this indeed holds true for me.
Take a moment and do this thinking, the deliberation and think your own answer aloud. We have been so consumed by the complications, created around ourselves that we have lost touch with the real selves.
We are so guarded. We are so cautious. We are so colored and, we are so in an “Act”. We have no recollection who we really are, at the core. Now, if this little fact is unknown to us about self, what clarity do we really have? We strive hard every day. We step out of our character for appeasement [No Political incline intended ;)]. We also keep working to oblige others. We lose connect with our true selves, so much so, that when we look into the mirror, we are often unable to recognize the reflection. We don’t know that person. We meet someone so unfamiliar. We are an outsider.
While, I do believe in reincarnation, I know the cycle of Birth and Death will be continuing for many more lifetimes to seek clarity and to seek answers to the many questions. However, what I also know is that this birth is all that I have as a tangible reference where I can have a living experience in, and with.
I have to learn the lessons planned for this life time, in this one itself. I will, thus have to accept my obligation to self.
Bach shares another message, which is relevant and profound: “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, teachers.”
What I already know is that I have all the answers. Even if I don’t have them yet, I know that I have the capabilities to get them. I may have to work hard, may have to fall flat on my face and even be wrongly indicted. I know one thing… I have to carry on, irrespective of my challenges and my problems. As he further writes, “Believe you know all the Answers, and you know all the answers. Believe you’re a master, and you are.”
Am I not my own master? Am I not the one to give the direction to myself? Am I not to make the decision – whatever it may eventually turn out? Am I not to take ownership? I have this one life, that I have to make it most meaningful. And for that, I have the Obligation to myself – and that alone.
I agree with him when he says, “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 are certain you don’t have anything to learn from them. You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future or a different past.”
I am still stuck with the concluding part of the last line and my quest, to finding some tough answers to some rather pertinent questions, is on…
The Mission is to carry on creating a life of purpose. Like the author says, “This is a test to see if your mission in this life is complete, if you are still alive, it isn’t.”
I am alive, and I have to reach my “Mission”
Manesha S Sagarr