Taking Flight: A Book of Story Meditations

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"Both what you run from -- and what you yearn for -- are within you." --Anthony de Mello, S.J.

In the tradition of his bestselling Song of the Bird, de Mello has written these story meditations as stepping stones toward a spiritual life based on self-knowledge and understanding.

This book contains over 250 stories, grouped under the themes of Prayer, Awareness, Religion, Grace, "Saints," Self, Love, and ...

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Overview

"Both what you run from -- and what you yearn for -- are within you." --Anthony de Mello, S.J.

In the tradition of his bestselling Song of the Bird, de Mello has written these story meditations as stepping stones toward a spiritual life based on self-knowledge and understanding.

This book contains over 250 stories, grouped under the themes of Prayer, Awareness, Religion, Grace, "Saints," Self, Love, and Truth. Although derived from a variety of countries and cultures, these tales share the spiritual heritage and popular humor of the entire human race. As he does so skillfully in his other books, de Mello uses the medium of the story to enable his readers to work through their problems and arrive at essential Truth. With each seemingly simple anecdote comes a lesson powerful enough to break down barriers that limit self-understanding -- which in turn fosters a better understanding of others, in all situations in life. "Even if you read the stories in this book only for the entertainment," he warns, "there is no guarantee that an occasional story will not slip through your defenses and explode when you least expect it to."

Taking Flight offers a joyful, transcendental experience. De Mello pilots a spiritual journey with the skill of a true master.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385413718
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1990
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 205,203
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony de Mello, SJ, is the author of many spiritual bestsellers, including Sadhana, Awareness, and The Way to Love. A native and lifelong resident of India, de Mello taught throughout the world, and his books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He died in 1987.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Claw

    Waits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Foxys bio

    White fur age 4winters im nice really fast i have no mate and dont want one that much i have grayish blueish eyes i have a powerful voice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Spirit's Bio

    -Name- Spirit Fang <br>
    -NickName- Spirit <br>
    -Rank- I don't know..Former Alpha of Nebula Pack <br>
    -Mate- Andromeda, forever. I will not give up. <br>
    -Past- Spirit was a lone wolf, until He stumbled across Nebula Pack. There, He meant Andromeda, whom He fell hard for. He eventually became Her mate, and Alpha, until She went missing, and Nebula Pack vanished. Heartbroke and alone, Spirit wandered on His own, but Vowed never to take another Mate, for no one can replace Andromeda. <br>
    -Description- White Male with Black specks along his muzzle and back. Creamy, bold blue eyes. He is faithful, strong and mighty, but His true self is hidden by His iminent grief. <br>
    -Siggy- •~•Spirit•~• <p>

    -Theme Song- Here Without You -Three Doors Down-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Shadow's bio

    Name: if you cant tell your really stupid Age: who wants to know and who cares? Gender: female Looks: i am a she- wolf with jet black fur. I have white tipped ears and one white paw. My eyes are electric green. Personality: i protect the pack and i love to hunt. I make sure everyone is taken care of and i try to keep everyone happy. I am very loyal in a battle. Rank: alpha female. Mate: Dag Pups: none yet Crush: if you think i have a mate and another crush then your crazy. Symbol: &#8251Shadow&#8251 history: came from the feircest pack which disappeared. Other: just ask me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Tundras bio

    Name:Tundra Age: Young Rank:? Mate:Emmett Crush: I already have a mate. Looks: A white she-wolf with bright blue eyes. Personality:Outgoing,loyal,brave,kindhearted,she loves running and hunting and just being free. But she so loves to snuggle and keep warm. Kits:none yet Pack:Distantpack.
    Thats my bio

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Striking and Blazing's Bios

    &star Striking &star<br>
    Name: V.V<br>
    Age: who needs to know?<br>
    Gender: &female<br>
    Personality: I'm spunky and sassy, mostly fun to be around, except when I'm angry or grumpy. I Can be very kind and caring as well?<br>
    Looks: I'm a small and lithe she-wolf withgrest figure. I have shining silver fur and bright turquoise eyes. <br>
    Mate/crush/pups: none of the above.<br>
    Rank: anything<br>
    <br>
    &hearts Blazing &hearts
    Name: ...<br>
    Age: meh.<br>
    Gender: &female<br>
    Personality: not as spunky and sassy as striking, but I can get wild. I am kinder and more caring than she is, and less of a grumpy wolf in general.<br>
    Looks: same as striking; shimmering gold pelt.<br>
    Mate/crush/pups: none<br>
    Rank: ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Fang's bio

    Name:your dumb age:id<_>gaf description:a grey silverish looking pelt with deep blue eyes crush:nope mates:nope pups:youve got to have mental problems personality:find out other:ask history:ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    ה :-/-: Vix's Bio! :-/-:

    :-/-: Name :-/-:
    <br>
    Really? If you need THAT much help, look up.
    <p>
    :-/-: Age :-/-:
    <br>
    I don't age...
    <p>
    :-/-: Gender :-/-:
    <br>
    Psh, that hurt's bro. (( &female ))
    <p>
    :-/-: Rank :-/-:
    <br>
    I don't know. I just joined. :D
    <p>
    :-/-: Looks :-/-:
    <br>
    Gah, let get this over with. I'm a fox. An artic fox to be exact! Now, all you racist people, don't give me crap. As you might know, I'm pure white. The tips of my ears, tail and muzzle are all an ashen black. My eyes are huge, making me always look suprised. They are an icy, crystal-clear blue. My fluffy tail is my prized possession, so touch it and l'll rip your spine out through your nose.
    <p>
    :-/-: Personality :-/-:
    <br>
    You should be able to figure it out by now...
    <p>
    :-/-: Family :-/-:
    <br>
    ..... touchy subject.
    <p>
    :-/-: Mate :-/-:
    <br>
    I just got here!
    <p>
    :-/-: Pups/Kits :-/-:
    <br>
    Yeah, no.
    <p>
    :-/-: Crush :-/-:
    <br>
    If you freaking make me blush, I'll whoop your as<_>s!
    <p>
    :-/-: Other :-/-:
    <br>
    Just ask me, brosef.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    ◘ Phoenix's Bio ◘

    &#9688 Name &#9688 Rising Phoenux <p>

    &#9688 Nickname &#9688 Phoenix <p>

    &#9688 Rank &#9688 Delta Female <p>

    &#9688 Gender &#9688 T.T &female <p>

    &#9688 Description &#9688 Phoenix looks just like her sister, Andromeda, her twin. They both look very similar to their mother Rose. Phoenix has red fur, the base color of her body. It is slightly lighter than a fox's. Her chest, throat, paws, and belly are all the creamy color of buttermilk. Her eyes are sky blue, with flecks of ligjter blue in them.<p>

    &#9688 History &#9688 Phoenix was born into her mother Rose's pack with her sister Andromeda. The pack was nameless, though their mother and father, Shade, were the Alphas. From birth, Phoenix had always been the one better with hunting and fighting, while her sister Andromeda was more diplomatic, Alpha-like. At the age of two years, Andromeda left the pack to wander on her own. She eventually founded the Exceed Packs, and the Nebula Packs, then went missing. That was the last Phoenid heard of her. Phoenix left her mother's pack when it was disbanded after her father dissapeared. Her mither went to MacMoon Pack, and she wandered for a while before coming upon Distant Pack, small when she joined, being the second to join besides Dag. Now we are at present. <p>

    &#9688 Crush &#9688 N/A <p>

    &#9688 Mate &#9688 N/A <p>

    &#9688 Pups &#9688 N/A <p>

    &#9688 Family &#9688 <br>
    Willow ~ Grandmother, Deceased: Old Age<br>
    Whisper ~ Grandfather, Missing<br>
    Matt ~ Uncle, Missing<br>
    Rose ~ Mother, MacMoon Pack<br>
    Shade ~ Father, Missing <br>
    Andromeda ~ Sister, Missing <p>

    &#9688 Signature &#9688 When impostered, this signature will be adopted: &#9688 Pho€n!x &#9688<p>

    &#9688 Other &#9688 Just ask her! Currently no Delta Male, GET TO KNOW HER FIRST!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Dag and Daliana

    Name: Dag/ Daliana. Rank:alpha male/ hunter. Crush/mate: Shadow/ no. Looks: a large male wolf with silver fur and green eyes./ a reddish she wolf with blue eyes. (Quick bio, i will make it longer

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