FridayInspiration: how does it feel to be a master?

The inspiration today is from Illusions; The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach.

It is dedicated to those of us who lose time in trying to explain or narrate something in a way that is acceptable, polite or “come il faut”, instead of spitting it out as it is.  And,  it is also about speaking what we know to be true exactly as it is!

The truth you speak has no past and no future. It is, and that’s all it needs to be.

 There is a dialogue between Richard and Shimoda,  where Shimoba tries to get Richard to be “simple, direct, quotable”, in what he says when answering people’s problems.

“Richard, how can you hope to impress the world when everybody else works for a living and you run around all irresponsible from day to day in your crazy biplane, selling passenger rides?” …

“Well, Donald, part one: I do not exist to impress the world.  I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy, Part two: everybody else is free to do whatever they feel like doing, for a living. Part three: Responsible is able to respond, able to answer for the way we choose to live.  There is only one person we have to answer to, of course, and that is ourselves.”

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Shimoba once more he reminds him he is too wordy and that “he is going to lose ninety percent of his audience unless he learns to keep it short!”

“Well, what’s wrong with losing ninety percent of my audience?” Richard shot back at him. “What’s wrong with losing all my audience? I know what I know and I talk what I talk! And if that’s wrong then that’s too bad…

“You know what?” Shimoba asked,

“What?” Richard said petulantly.

“You just graduated.  How does it feel to be a Master?”

“Frustrating as hell.”

Shimoba looked at him with an infinitesimal smile and said  “you get used to it”.

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