Why should you even bother?
If you are one of the lucky ones whose mind never entertained such a question, well, good for you. If you know what I’m talking about, you’ve probably been down that road of doom and gloom and ‘woe is me’.
If I had the answer to life on earth, or life anywhere for that matter, I probably wouldn’t be writing this article — I’d most likely be jet-setting all over the world giving my seminars to world leaders (or having high-tea with Oprah).
So what do I have to say on the matter? Well, what I think and what you perceive are probably going to be different as we all have our own special and unique take on things. But let’s get down to some brass tacks…
I Want Proof!
While I have a theory about what life is about, I can’t give you that 100% surety some ask for.
A friend of mine recently pointed out that if I didn’t know the answers with 100% certainty, I shouldn’t be waffling on about them. With which my answer was simply; that I don’t know the answers to your life with 100% surety but I know the answers for my reality and life with…well, let’s say 99.99% surety (I’ll give myself some leeway for error).
The point of incarnating with people is to share, learn and be there for each other
regardless of whether you are right or not — it’s a matter of growing together. I think it’s rather dangerous to claim you have the answer anyway seeing that the nature of the universe is change. Change being the only constant — even a scientifically proven study can be turned on its head tomorrow.
Now if my banging on about my life experiences helps you to see your situation with a bit more clarity, that’s what sharing is all about! Nobody has all the answers and that’s probably how it was designed to be.
What I Do Know (with 99.99% clarity!)
- Exiting is not easy. We seem to have an inbuilt chip that prevents us from leaving, or at least not departing without a LOT of premeditated thought and examination of options. Why is this I wonder? Some will call it ‘survival instinct’ and be that as it may, we are animals with an aware consciousness and that, in itself, should give us the ability to over-ride this ‘survival’ mode. I sense there is something else that prevents us from slipping out of the stream of corporeal life.
- Living drives you mad. The other splinter in our minds is the inability to ‘figure out’ what the hell we’re doing here. Or at least, not to an extent that we are ever satisfied. So you can’t exit without a bloody good reason and you can’t live without driving yourself insane. Great combo, thanks for nothing, God!
- Life is dichotomous. Life is the biggest trip ever! It can be so damn chaotic on one hand and then so delightfully dreamy on the other — this alone keeps us in a constant push and pull tug-of-war. We get so frustrated with our lot in life that we erupt into bouts of cursing and swearing, bursts of enraged tears and, in a feeble attempt to get our way, we shake our fists at the heavens. When we are exhausted from this display of contempt for living, we lie crumpled in a heap and then look up — chest still quaking from the sobs — and bear witness to a spectacular sunset and our hearts melt. Suddenly we are propelled into bliss and we just love it here (conveniently forgetting about the drama that just took place 2 minutes ago).
What Tomorrow Brings
So why should you contemplate staying here and living out your lives? I haven’t got a clue, but if you don’t have the balls to bugger off I suggest you then take the bull by the horns and truly live. Live with 100% conviction. Live like you mean it.
If I had to hazard a guess to the point of it all I would say it’s to enjoy yourself, better yourself and help others to do the same.
Tolerate the downs and relish the ups. Seek out the beauty and enjoy the ride. Surf on the storms and pass them off as experience. Don’t waste this time, you came here for a reason — you must have had a really stupendous plan for coming here, why else would you have put yourself through all this?!
So turn on that CD player, dust off your Bee Gees Greatest Hits and pump out ‘Staying Alive’. Shimmer down and get your groove on.
Enjoy yourself, you silly goose!
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Great job, loved reading this. It was this very search and these very questions that have haunted me and pushed me along my journey and still do. What am I 100% sure of? Only that I am no where near finding answers that satisfy my queries. I only seem to ever find more questions. Thank you for sharing such a thought provoking article. That is why you are great!
Glad you enjoyed it, Jonathan. The search for Truth is a complicated quest indeed. Don’t worry about coming up with more questions, I think that’s what drives us further and pushes more boundaries. It would be a bit boring if you knew everything now, wouldn’t it 😉 xxx