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Making Life Happen By Enjoying the Small Moments

Posted on March 21, 2018 in Change and Growth

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I want to eat an antipasto salad and a pomegranate and an order a steak fries. I want to watch a bird go about its business and I’d like to discuss physics. I want to roll a hefty stone down a hill and sit on a tree branch about a third of the way up. I want to glance very, very briefly at the sun (so quickly that it doesn’t hurt) and wash the dirty pots and pans. I want to stay up all night and feel good about how suede feels when you rub it against the grain. I want to ride in an old rusty wagon where one slightly out-of-true wheel struggles to keep up and compliment the check-out lady on her efficiency. I want to feel good when I hear a dog scratching on the screen door with both paws; wanting to be let in and I want to learn to appreciate the simplicity of an abacus.

I want to watch a major rocket launch and have my time consumed watching ants go in and out of their anthill. I would like to discover a new method for determining the distance to Jupiter and land on its moon, Europa (at least in my imagination). I want to sleep in late on Sunday and work as a hod carrier. I realize that carrying hod is hard work but so is living, sometimes. I want to read a novel of pulp fiction and value the intricacies of virtual particle theory. I would love to learn to dance Argentine Tango and then master the art of rhetoric. I would like to read Dante’s Inferno and War and Peace but I feel they are too dense for me.

I would like to fall into a field of dandelions and pull a kid around on a large piece of cardboard and pretend I am a horse pulling a wagon in the old west. If the world were flat, I would walk to the edge and look over. I’m not afraid of heights. I don’t gamble but I’m not averse to taking risks. I love how babies look at you and I wonder what they are thinking. I feel good after a late afternoon thunderstorm when everything has an electric feel to it. I want to experience a total solar eclipse where the world looks like an alien planet; black in the middle with stars out, and red at the horizon. I fear that I’m getting old sometimes and I want to immediately remember that I’m actually very young. I want to sit in the library and giggle over some silly comment the librarian made.

I want to tell my neighbor that his dog barks all night long. He must hear it barking.

I would love to see my cat and best friend Rascal again. I want to tell my father how much I miss him. I’d love to go back in time and not say half the things I’ve said. I want to listen actively and speak more precisely. I’d love to see a bright orange Tanager in a green bush.

I want to watch a baseball game and ask the guy next to me which one is the home team. I want to strike up a conversation with a stranger on the street and ask for their opinion. I want to feel the sand between my toes and taste the salty ocean. I want to sit under a big cottonwood tree and watch the sunshine dapple the cool shade. I want to float upon the laughter I hear. I want to tell someone that everything is going to be okay. I want to still my mind and embrace all of my emotions. I want to be free. I want to love and be loved. I want to become a champion.

I know this is a lot, but I believe I can do it.

You Will Tap the Universal Natural Order

Posted on March 17, 2018 in The Natural Order

There is a natural order to the universe. Everything with the exception of the human species and its potential is fully realized. Water flows downhill naturally. A flower has bloomed without planning, work or fore thought. The deer in the forest is a deer neither happy nor sad. Everything is as it is by the order of nature. I observe the housefly and say to myself, “What an exemplary fly!” It is the best fly that it can be. It has completely and totally realized its fullest potential. It is neither resentful nor frustrated, neither saddened nor remorseful. It is all that it can be. If a common housefly can achieve this state, why can’t I?

I however, swim upstream. I allow myself to degenerate, to challenge the order around me and to fall into a pit of despair. I do not thrive like the life around me. This life is directed primarily to fill a space larger than it currently occupies. It, without direction or guidance, moves toward its fulfillment naturally. Yet I am part of this natural order. When did I learn to fight that which should be my destiny? Why do I feel lonely surrounded by the city’s multitudes? Where have I gone wrong? Where is my full actualization of self? If life is directed to fulfill its potential why do I sabotage mine? If I have been cowardly, prone to selfishness, full of hate, I pray that ultimately my fate be courage, selflessness, compassion and love.

The human brain is said to be the most complex organ known. We are capable of creating the most sublime beauty, the most amazing feats of technology, and the most agonizing acts of brutality. The human mind is capable of understanding the fundamental truth of the nature of reality, from the sub-atomic realm, to the awesome expanse to the edge of the universe. Yet, despite this power, despite the incredible ability of the human mind, I still struggle. I am tortured with understanding my place in the natural order. Who am I? Where do I come from? What is my purpose here?

We all have a duty to realize our fullest potential; a duty to ourselves and the rest of society to become all that we can become. To live rich, full lives, free of all that hinders the fullest extent of being is our goal, our obligation.

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