Another snippet from the ‘Wisdom of the Aged – Tempus Fugit’
Seventy one years in the eternity of things is not even a germ in anyone’s theory of life, yet lived, felt and experienced from the point of view of this transient being, it has constituted a bunch of experience that has, in retrospect, endowed much knowledge, wisdom and often hard learning, and had it been missed, would have made this soul a far lesser entity, let alone a breaker of contract.
Along the way fruitful lessons brought mini enlightenments. Such enlightenment never gave the sort of Ah Ha moment, or that end of firework display sensation that wows us, merely a mini lightbulb of realisation. That many such moments were not fully cultivated, merely reflects the choice of ‘one more time round that rodeo, please’ as the pain had some sort of attraction to re-experience.
Sitting at a most fascinating point, where if viewed from one direction looks like the night before annihilation, yet from another the big in-breath before the most magnificent explosion into a new reality that had, in youthful days been the driver to make it happen.
For many perhaps this perspective could be interpreted as. “Yea, so what you lived your life and got a load of joy, shite and whatever!”
Sure this could be a pithy reaction to what we all should be minded to consider the greatest gift we ever gifted ourselves. Yet so many have taken all that for granted, lived life as a reckless, superficial group of disjointed ‘happenings’ and rarely considered what we are being asked to experience and/or confront. That usually occurs only when we confront death, have a life changing illness or event – note the words ‘life changing’ – and have time to ponder the really important things we are constantly given the opportunity to consider.
I personally have been gifted several times that confrontation with death and its immediacy. Sometimes I ignored these gifts and went on only to be served another reminder of beauty writ loud and clear, where the penny finally dropped. Most of these experiences were in my younger days. I feel I was blessed having encountered early these meetings, for what had been planned ahead. Some may call that the 24/7 attention of guardian angels, others may place it in the luck column. either way it changes nothing within the events experienced.
So why do we, at the moment of crisis, call these experiences life changing? Why is it that these wake up calls need to be part of our experience? Perhaps, we are so asleep to the very best things that life gifts us, it is only at crisis point we pay attention. What would be really helpful to garner from these moments is that very realisation. They are all, including the present moment, a gift. Perhaps that is why the old sore – the present moment is a gift, that is why it is called present, rings of truth.
I shall give you one example from my very recent experiences. I happened to find myself a fews from dying. My best friend, the love of my life, has always recognised her ability to insight. Forcing me into care I resisted so, death did a runner. I told it that, for now that door is firmly closed as per the contract I signed and immediately forgot on journeying down the birth canal. Only after many decades did I, not only realise the truth about contracts, but also gave not one stuff if no one else believed what I knew in my heart to be true.
Herein is a very important life lesson. If you find yourself to be the only one in the world who believes what you do is correct, then stick to it, like the proverbial to a blanket. You see, as long as it comes from that deep truth resonating within, does no harm to another and serves you presently, then your sovereign right to your conscience and innate knowing is sacrosanct. Too many fear what others may think of them. That is why we, as those who have unearthed truth, know forensically it to be truth.
Deceit, evil and criminality can never survive as truth does because truth never needs to alter its story.
I have been faced several times to follow the route of deception, well hardly surprising when you have worked immersed in the propaganda industry, yet I most often saw this as a means to an end. That end was not financial, though it helped pass through it. That end was getting to know how all this worked so, as Sun Zhu tells us in The Art of War:
“To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.”
I am very grateful for all I learned in my life, most especially those parts that from those eyes looked like something else. If we all can learn anything from this gifted life, it has to be that everything we are served, or more correctly are part of or fully serve ourselves, is the greatest opportunity for us at that moment.
We may not be able to change things in hindsight, yet what we are absolutely able to do is learn from these experiences and incorporate them, not as hinderances or worse excuses, but as the experience we now recognise. If that means we respond decades later becomes inconsequential . At that time we did not have the wisdom of now, nor the ability. The beauty of all this is that temporal time lines are irrelevant, our ability to change, make a life change is able to transpire, now in this moment! Whether we have the balls, courage and desire is yet again another choice. We always have choice. This is the only planet of individual choice.
To those who have lived less decades than I, I would ask one simple question. “Do you have the guts to change?”
When we do then the whole of life changes along with that courage.
Oh, and please don’t tell me – “It’s easier said than done!” – You may find out that procrastination is your biggest cop out and challenge!
The author: Jonathan Trapman
Author, photo journalist, researcher and seeker after truth, Jonathan’s career started in the back stabbing, headline grabbing pavements and offices of Fleet Street, London. Decades of indoctrination into the vile art of propaganda and media, found him reach a pinnacle of renown as one of the top photographers in the industry.
Drawn to expose the untruths and base intentions of the Cabal, he followed former investigative members of his family, in exposing the Dark Side.
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