Start right now actually. Breathe! Before you read any further!
Smile gently. Let your body soften, get heavy in your chair.
Let your eyes look away and relax for a moment. The words will wait here for you.. .
Lovely. Feel a little more spacious? Please continue breathing and smiling as you read on.
This time of year seems to be extra crazy in our busy worshipping modern world.
Can you feel that underlying sense of GO GO GO?
That deep compulsion to do more, be more, know more, give more, be brighter, be better?
Take a moment to breathe into it and acknowledge that it is there, in you.
Maybe you can find some gratitude for it.
This urge for more, for growth and expansion, has brought humans in general and you in particular all the benefits of civilised, developed modern life as well as the global and personal challenges we now face.
And don’t we love a challenge, us humans?!!!!
Laughing now, because I was not expecting this post to go this way at all!!!!
Keep breathing, and smiling. Soft eyes, heavy in your chair.
You’ve lived with this genie, this demon, this god, this libido all your life. Perhaps you have tried to rule it. Or perhaps it has ruled you. Perhaps you’ve made some kind of deal with it. Probably you have tried all three in different areas of your life.
The question is not what to do about this primal urge for growth, but what to do WITH it.
The urge is the urge of life itself, seeking light, consciousness, manifestation, acceptance.
There’s no escaping that shit.
But we can learn to play with it. To take it lightly. Not to take it personally.
Mostly to stop thinking that things should be any other way than exactly how they are.
In mutually beneficial collaboration.
Whether you ultimately decide you want to change things or allow them to be as they are, the starting point is acknowledging the reality of your current situation as best you can. Then you commit to playing for pleasure, starting right now. Because in the game of life you are playing only with or against yourself. You cannot win. You cannot break even. You can’t get out of the game. (That’s thermodynamics) You were in the game before you were born. You will still be in the game after you die. Even after the last time someone mentions your name, and beyond that when you drift out of living memory, your presence here has made a difference. Just as butterfly wings might be the source of a storm half a world a way, so every moment of your life reverberates through time and space in ways incomprehensible to finite human intellects. Breathe! Wondering how to play at this level? The level of the universe?
This place where you are now, God circled on a map for you