Disclaimer: I am newly, 52 years old and I may be experiencing a mid-life thingy. I won’t call it a crisis because I’m not IN crisis.
Or, maybe that’s what the crisis wants me to think….
Stay back, paranoia!!
So, please forgive me if my blog may tend to wander thru mysticism, spirituality, religion, agnosticism, politics, the benefits of the mushroom in the worship of a great white buffalo or waiting on that UFO that dropped our ‘first parents’ off here, thousands OR millions of years ago; depending on your familial school of thought or how you’re particular faith-based group in your neighborhood led you to believe, in a botched attempt to grow a new food source that was stupid and got fat easily….kinda like cows.
I believe that an unseen deity put our first progenitors on this earth, naked…in a perfect garden and told them….BEHAVE.
Not even God is that stupid.
Oh, plus the fact that we’re in a scientifically proven and individually, visually confirmed huge ass galaxy that is surrounded by other, quoting Carl Sagan “Billions and billions of galaxies” end partial quote.
Follow this next thought with me….
If God was an actual scientist; and I believe that all evidence, that we naked apes are capable of understanding point to the fact that, He/She/I Am does occasionally dabble in the sciences.
If “God” wanted to create an experiment where he has access to unlimited material, unlimited time, unlimited knowledge, unlimited space and NO bosses or alphabetized federal agency looking over his shoulder, do you actually believe that he would only have ONE species as his primary focus? Even I, in my sadly, limited and Google accessible scientific prowess know that there is always a control group in ANY experiment.
…several control groups.
Oh lord, I can hear the Jesus, Mohammed freaks now…
“God doesn’t need a control group! He’s GOD!!”
Calm down! Stay back , I’m on your side!
(Sound of whip cracking and animals roaring)
STAY BACK, DAMN YOU!!!
Hell, here I go:
We don’t know if we are even the first attempt in this experiment…
We may not even be the initial, hopefully anticipated outcome of the experiment.
We may be a control group that is going bat shit and has been set aside on a shelf, checked every few million years for any change, be it progressive or regressive, the results recorded and noted for reevaluation at a later date.
(God in a lab coat, shaking his head, scribbles on his clipboard)
“Hmmmmm, not good” he says “Not good at all” then….he starts erasing…..
I think the great flood in the Bible was actually a heavenly lab attendant attempting to wash us out of a petri dish and God stopping him at the last-minute….
Ooooo…I think I’ll start a church.
Anywho, let me get back to my point (Man that’s some wicked coffee)
Mankind is arrogant.
Mankind is superficial, greedy, violent, narcissistic and collectively insane…
Let me quote Eckhart Tolle:
“The collective manifestations of the insanity that lies at the heart of the human condition constitute the greater part of human history. It is to a large extent a history of madness. If the history of humanity were the clinical case history of a single human being, the diagnosis would have to be: chronic paranoid delusions, a pathological propensity to commit murder and acts of extreme violence and cruelty against his perceived “enemies”—his own unconsciousness projected outward. Criminally insane, with a few brief lucid intervals.” – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.
But, then someone on this earth goes and does something selfless, beautiful and charitable….
Showing hope. Showing progress. Showing potential.
There is nothing more that the present moment in this existence.
The past is past; let it guide you, not define you; “It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.” – Buddha
There is no future, only dreaming of one.
Tomorrow is optimism OR pessimism….depending on your mood but, tomorrow never really comes….
We are living moment to moment; because I know that, every one of us, have heard the saying “Man plans, God laughs his ass off” Well, maybe not exactly….that way…
“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.”
― Louis L’Amour
Jesus said, in the New International version of the Bible (translation attempt 554); according to Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Buddha also reportedly said “Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”
That’s not being morbid, that’s fact…
We.Do.Not.Know…so why keep acting like we do?
If you have so much faith in a God, you’re supposed to let him handle everything, TRUST IN HIM.
How can people “faithfully” do that and worry about a tomorrow?
Another thing; how can you believe “faithfully” in forgiveness when you let the mistakes in your past affect you in the present moment and for that matter or allow people in your life to remind you of your past mistakes?
People that do that are the worst kind of ugly scar.
“God” is in us all.
“God” cannot be described
“God” is “I AM”
Think about that for a second….
Why would he say that?
How many times do we say that a day, “I AM”?
Are we comparing ourselves to “God” are we blaspheming or are we reaffirming our innate knowledge that we and God are one and the same?
“I AM Trey”
“I AM here”
“I AM doing something”
“I AM your friend”
“…..I AM listening”
Wow….I love exploration and self discovery.
I love traveling thru my mind…..
I just thought of something else….I know nothing, Jon Snow…
When I am typing and farting around on my humble blog, I am not thinking…..
I am just….being present……being here, at this moment.
By the time I wonder “What will the next moment bring?” I have already passed thru “that moment”
Hard to explain…
I’m sorry, I know I’m going on and on about drivel but, I just wanted to share my mid-life situation with y’all this morning.
I’ll leave you with this; and it’s true
If you only think about what you are doing right now, you have no capacity to worry.
Think about THAT
“Treat everyone you meet as if they were you.”
― Doug Dillon
“Do it now, then….?” – Trey (that’s me)
“If you are depressed, you are living in the Past. If you are anxious, living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the moment.” – Lao Tzu
PS: We have had so many wonderful, enlightened teachers throughout history and we still don’t learn….