What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher. That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively. Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution - Rumi, 13th Century

11.09.2010

Last Days



Lately I've been pondering the phrase "live everyday like it's your last". I mean on the surface it seems quite motivational, meaning that one should live each day to the fullest, seizing all opportunities. The ultimate anti-procrastinator.

But then I gots to thinking. On my last days there's only a few things I'd really want to do.

Namely:
  1. make peace with my time here on earth before transitioning to the heavenly plane
  2. hold my loved ones
  3. smoke a dubious amount of herbs and last but not least
  4. make lots and lots of the sex
That being said, there's no way I can do these things everyday. Of course I'd love to but the reality of the situation is that I have shit to do. Responsibilities, obligations, future plans.

So I reject the idea of living each day like it's my last as an excuse to do whatever the hell I want because the truth is, I am not a child anymore and with adulthood comes a certain level of maturity that behooves me to get up every Monday to Friday and take my ass to work. Whether I want to or not.

Not to mention the ominous connotations associated with a "last day". You know, the whole - from the moment you are born you start tending towards death - adage. I find it quite disconcerting. I am no pessimist. I consider myself more of a realist with spurts of optimism.

Which is why I prefer to live each day like it's my first rather than my last. I commit myself to learning, doing and thinking something new every single day. Going somewhere for the first time, seeing something from a new perspective, meeting new people and becoming a better me.

Because the now is all we have. So it's up to you whether you want to live each moment in expectation of it's ending or treat each moment as the beginning of much more to come.

iNi

hates motivational quotes sometimes

Nadya Dee

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."