It’s time….

To let go of the programming, what your teacher told you, what your mum’s best advice was? They are all past memories of you and them. They are not you – you are so much more than that – you are creative, spontaneous you are everything and anything ‘you’ want to be if you allow yourself to not be bound by past memories or events. The words that are written in books are dead (even these words) they are of the ‘past’ as the words you spoke before are. There is only the now. You cannot change what you said 10 seconds ago, let alone 10 years ago – so why try, for what purpose does it serve, but to keep you in past events and memories that prevent you living in the now.

We all judge based on past information but that is all dead, the next time you talk to someone , don’t judge them by the clothes that they wear, or their accent, colour or mannerisms – stop that noise in your head. Just relax and sense, feel the energy around them – does it feel good? Words only come alive when spoken, because then they have intent. (Energy behind them) I could call you a nasty (perceived) name, but if my intent was to be joking and friendly, is the word still nasty? So next time you speak to your better half, try using loving intent behind your words, do you notice the difference ?

Words on a page are stagnant like water, when anything is stagnant it becomes dis-eased, untrue. But flowing water is fresh, forever changing and true to nature. . I have always liked Bruce Lees quote but I didn’t know why until now:

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
 

So why fight yourself (Based on given information), we all perceive there is an us and them, but who are you really fighting – them or yourself? And are not the perceived  just a mirror of all in some way, the only difference being that we have created a them, so we do not have to look at ourselves. Everyone is so eager to fight someone, but that’s because we are all scared of the unknown and really want to be controlled, do you want the responsibility? Many people want to get out of paying a fine for speeding, litter, dog mess etc, but in the case of speeding why are you going so fast? We all need to slow down, what are you running from? Why do you need to go so fast. In the end are we all running from death as we are scared? It’s not the dead that worries me, it is the living. For me we never die so why fear it.

Because the above is dead information my perspective will change over time, I will make mistakes and will remember from them. We need to let people and our children make mistakes and not control their lives – we need to stop judgement and let go of the past. Stagnant water can still spawn life but it is very limited in its abilities, where as flowing water serves all life. Being caught in the past is like the stagnant water, our ability to help others is limited by restriction, whereas to live in the now is like the flowing water, not bound by any restriction or limitations. Is it not through amnesty that we shall allow the flowing water that is life to flow again? As the bridges that we perceive were once built over the water have been burnt, is it not the case that the burning was just a limitation to mask the fact the bridge still exists and always has done and always will do? A mask to maintain that we always remain stagnant, as the water that lies still beneath it. Surely it is time to allow that water to flow again, for the bridges to be on view again. For us to walk the bridges and repair now what once was destroyed through perceived limitations and restrictions, created by ourselves in a them and us syndrome, through a desire to always be right based upon dead information. 

I know that is what I should do. I know this is what I will strive to do. But in the end it is still up to you, I can only ever speak for myself, but I can speak with others that hold the same values as I do.

Dan x

3 thoughts on “It’s time….

  1. i just had to let you know, Dan, reading your article lifted me more than words can describe.  

    thank you for reminding me!

    julie

     

  2. Every moment we have ever had, or will ever have has been now. There has never been anything but the now and there never will be. The past is a string of thoughts in your head which manifests as a perception, there is no truth but only perception. In these grave times where “The End Game” is looming ever closer, all we have is hope. Thank you John and all at TPUC for giving me hope. Through strength and hope right WILL prevail, love light and joy to all XYX

    1. That is an idea and an idea only, although a cute one at that! I like this 'one moment' idea a lot, but I have seen what I perceive as a few distinct flaws in it:

      If 'my' entire past actually 'happened' in this moment, then it can not have 'happened' as such as it would have to be 'happening'. This is what this idea (of there being no other moment but this one) does strongly suggest.

      This would mean, for example, I am fucking my ex, falling off my bike and bathing with my siblings (when I was (am?) a toddler) all at the very same time…which is fucked up, is it not? It just doesn't seem realistic.

      Because then there would be nothing but where we are and what we are doing, but we know from experience that we were small children one day and now we are not. If now was the only moment then we would be infants and adults at the same time…which seems non-sensical to me; as cute as the theory is, it is but a theory, only – not fact.

      What is most thought to be the case, in science, is since the times of our being small children, the matter (and possibly anti-matter) of the Universe has marginally dissipated which is what has created, is creating and probably will create the time, or progression if you like, (that we measure with clocks) that has aged our bodies…the dissipation of the universe being what creates time. 

      I think we do die also and to be scared of dying is natural and not bad. There is a lot of love in fear…more so than people are led to believe. I say this because fear of death has very literally saved my life on more than one occasion. If I hadn't been scared of death then I would either be dead or just very very disfigured.

      The way I see it, we have a body that we empower and when it dies, we stop existing absolutely…as soon as you develop the belief that something happens after death then it's like getting your hopes up and putting faith into something you do not know to be true for certain. I would say: "do not get your hopes up, for when the time of your death comes it will be better to be pleasantly surprised than dreadfully disappointed"…

      …the way I see it, the time we have is not borrowed; it is given to us indirectly by the Universe, the Stars, the Sun, the Earth and it is given to us directly by our parents. We should fear death and enjoy life when we are here, in all of it's fullness and beauty…avoiding death for as long as we can! It's just common sense really, I mean I am sure you'll agree that much…but I do not believe that we have life after death. Why? Because I have no sufficient evidence to suggest that this could even be a possibility – other than Jesus that is ;). Fear of death and of scary things is what keeps us alive. Fear is a survival mechanism linked to your adrenal glands which sends adrenaline (a vital chemical agent/drug) round your blood stream when things don't seem right. Without this basic fear mechanism, then we do not instinctively know when we are in danger because our body fails to tell us. To lose our fear is to lose our survival instincts, are you fucking crazy?

      They say you should wake up to this moment. Well I say bog off and leave me in my slumber. I am resting. They say no rest for the wicked…well I am not wicked! 

      And if there is only one moment then how comes I'm not stoned still because I smoked loads of weed yesterday and it's the same moment isn't it? It just doesn't make sense to my thoughtful and logical nature 😉 x

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