This Precious Life
Written by Kesh Brown
Being In The Flow Of This Precious Life
This is it, isn’t it? Our situation, yours and mine, reduced to its core.
We are born, we experience life, we die. From there, who knows?
Some folks believe in the story of Heaven and Hell. For them, if they try to live a good life, be a good little human, they will be rewarded with an eternity in Nirvana, sitting at the foot of God, surrounded by their dead loved ones. Those who have misbehaved, sinned beyond redemption, will pay the ultimate price of an eternity in Hell, another poor soul for the Devil’s whipping post.
Other folks believe they will be reborn, in a new body, a different life situation. They will return again and again until they have learned all of the lessons that life has to teach. Then, fully enlightened, they will cease to be reborn, finally returning into the Oneness.
And still others believe that when they’re dead, they’re dead. There is nothing. They simply cease to exist. Dust.
There are some variations on these themes, of course, but when you get right down to it, the options presented here pretty much cover the gamut.
And since we’ve yet to definitively prove any one of these beliefs as hard fact, we are left to go on faith with the option of our choice.
Welcome to the walk of life. Watch your step. Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times. Please enjoy the ride.
The Preciousness of Time
Imagine this circle representing the span of your life.
The circle moves clockwise, from the time of your birth until the age of eighty. That’s about the number of good years most folks can expect.
I mean good as in… you’ll probably still be spry enough to enjoy a stroll on the beach or whatever, you know? After eighty, things tend to become a bit more difficult.
Good! Now, for the sake of simplicity, we’ll pretend that you’re forty years old.
That means half of your 80 year lifespan is already used up.
So actually, your circle looks like this, eh. But that’s just for starters.
With the life you have remaining, we still need to account for the fact that one third of every day is used to sleep, shower, shave, etc., so we need to take away another third of the pie.
So in truth, the amount of good, useable time you have left looks like this:
Now, you’ve still got sixteen hours a day to work with here, but…
you’ve also still gotta earn a living, put food on the table, pay the bills, maintain your home, cooking, cleaning, laundry, yard-work, etc.”
Which, sadly, takes away another third of the pie, leaving you with this:
This remaining slice of the pie represents approximately 13 years.
This is about the closest you can come to estimating how much quality time you may or may not be able to squeeze the juice out of over the next forty years.
Depending upon how things go… what curve balls life may throw at you, etc.
Well… given that this is all the time you’ve really got left, why would you choose to fritter it away glued to the boob tube, or playing pointless, mindless, endless games on yourXbox, or walking through life with your eyes glued to your phone, or wandering around the mall buying more stuff you don’t really need, or worse yet, working all kinds of crazy overtime hours just so you could earn more money so you could make more trips to the mall to buy more stuff you don’t really need?
Why would you choose to keep yourself on the hamster wheel, forever chasing after more, more, more?
Why would you ever choose becoming a slave to the endless acquiring of stuff, over becoming a master of the endless wonder of your own life?
Why Are You Here?
Gaia addressed it this way:
Let’s keep it simple and just start with what you’re not here to do.
- You’re not here to kill. You’re not here to kill one another, your not here to kill yourselves, and you’re not here to kill off other species.
- You’re not here to abuse. You’re not here to abuse one another, you’re not here to abuse yourselves, and you’re not here to abuse the rest of Life.
- You’re not here to hate. You’re not here to hate others, you’re not here to hate yourselves, and you’re not here to hate the experience of living life.
- You’re not here to suffer. You’re not here to cause suffering for others and you’re not here to hold yourself in suffering.
- You’re not here to destroy the planet we all call home!
These are the things that must change if you wish to continue as a species, alive on this beautiful Earth. These are the things you must look at, and come to terms with.
This is true whether you like it or not.
Your mother absolutely did not walk through nine months of pregnancy, hours of labour pains, the miracle of your birth, and untold years of sacrifice, keeping you fed, clothed, sheltered, healthy, educated, and just plain old alive and breathing only to see you turn out to be abusive, bitter, cranky, deceitful, evil, fearful, greedy, harmful, irresponsible, judgmental, know-nothing, lazy, misogynistic, nasty, obsessively-sticking-your-head-up-your-ass, purposeless, quarrelsome, resentful, sleazy, thoughtless, unbearable, vile, wasted, xenophobic, a yoni-grabber, or a Zombie in training… take your pick… and yes, it is understood that you may not have had a picture-perfect, PTA attending, prouder-than-a-peacock-at-your-magnificence Mom, and maybe you didn’t exactly have a storybook childhood, but that was then and this is NOW, and the bottom-line truth for most of us is that Mom did the best she could with what she had and where she was in her own story of conscious evolution; and the hard-rock-bottom truth is that as adults, it does us nary a lick of good to hold onto that shit because it simply was what it was, and now it is what it is, and whatever it IS… it’s now on you!
You’re driving the bus now. You’re writing your own script, telling your own story.
You are the sole thinker of your thoughts.
You, friend, are the sole chooser… or better yet, soul chooser.
Please consider these possibilities…
If you’re not here to kill, then perhaps you are here to promote life.
If you’re not here to abuse, then perhaps you are here to nurture.
If you’re not here to hate, then perhaps you are here to love.
If you’re not here to suffer, then perhaps you are here to be happy.
If you’re not here to destroy, then perhaps you are here to create.
Contemplate these things…
- What if I am here to give and receive Love?
- What if I am here to fulfill my Divine Creative Impulse?
- What if I am here as a means for Consciousness to know itself?
- What if I am here to know Compassion, Kindness, Acceptance?
- What if I am here to experience and fulfill the longing to Belong?
- What if I am here to play my part in the grand symphony of Life?
- What if I am here to explore the physical plane world of the senses – through sights, sounds, smells, touch, and the heady taste of steamy, passionate, sensual union with the god/goddess?
What should you do with this precious thing called Life?
What is your purpose?
What is your dream?
What do you hope to get out of Life?
What will you contribute to life?
These are some of the questions we hope you will find answers to on this site, or at the very least, as the Masters say… see the finger pointing at the moon.