The Greatest Story Never Told…
“There once lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river.
The Current of the river swept silently over them all – young & old, rich & poor, good & evil – the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self.
Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth.
But one creature said at lat,’I am TIRED of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.’
The other creatures laughed and said, ‘Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed across the rocks, and you will die quicker than boredom!’
But the one headed them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks.
YET in time, as the creature refused the cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.
An the creatures downstream to whom he was a stranger cried, ‘See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the messiah, come to save us all!’
And the one carried in the current said, ‘I am no more Messiah than you. The river delights to lift us all free, IF only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.’
But they cried the more, ‘Savior!’ all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a Savior.”
Richard Bach -‘Illusions’
I read allot, and this book started it all. If you find yourself at a place where your ready to take that Leap of Faith, or just interested in ‘letting go’ of the current, please read this book, it may save your life from dying of boredom. -Jonathon Prince