Once upon a time they said that possession was nine tenths of the law. Where did that leave the last tenth? In limbo, obviously. In this want-want world, possession seems to orbit the thoughts of many people. It seems to give them a sense of self-worth, a sense of pride. That is a pity. You cannot progress beyond the illusory substance of daily life when you are of the opinion that either owning ‘items’ or ‘people’ gives you some standing. It doesn’t. You can, however, possess your own mind. Your thinking. Those go with you wherever you go – and are with you in whichever eternity you end.
I will say it again. You cannot hope to possess a person. That includes your progeny. Such is not possible. The tighter you squeeze – through your own insecurity or the need to dominate another – the further the person you are trying to own will go. It is perhaps like trying to frame a living rainbow. Or contain a feral cat in an old bag. You will simply not succeed. In fact, you may find that by merely trying, you consign your future to the universal trash can. That is not what you want to be doing with the time you have left. The universal dustbin has now officially been emptied, so to find yourself languishing there would be dire, indeed. Certainly you will be devoid of friends and the family you may encounter in that insipid darkness may not be what you are familiar with.
When did the notion of possession get out of hand? Who decided to propagate the principle of such possibility? I think it must have been the early capitalists that got the premise wrong. That is not a problem. We can change it. We can change the premise, and their thinking. All it will take is to show those who follow a wrong set-up that giving is guaranteed to take you far further than the now, the immediate. Giving can open doors that have until this day, stayed closed. If you are not of the giving mindset, then enjoy your time in the trash can. Believe me, it will last forever.
You fall in love. You fall back. You fall asleep. You fall behind. Falling is a sensation. Because of gravity and your senses, you can appreciate how falling feels. It depends on which way you are falling as to the pleasantness of your experience. Falling in love is extremely pleasant. As is falling asleep. Unless you tend towards nightmares, in which case falling asleep can be hell. Falling short is usually a disappointing experience and is best avoided. It is possible to avoid falling short if you plan properly in life. Falling back is occasionally necessary. When it comes to safety, falling back becomes serious.
Falling snowflakes. Falling petals. Falling tears. Each has its beauty.
Alice fell into Wonderland. She maps it, still. So it is not to say that falling must be frightening, or that such will yield disastrous results. Sometimes, falling takes you exactly where you need to be. A fall from grace for instance, may sound like the end of the world. Perhaps it is only the beginning.
You have physical senses of which you are (mostly) aware. Apart from those that you have purposely suppressed, repressed. In your allegiance to society’s flawed say-so, you are subjugating yourself by denying the truth of your reality. If you concentrate, your senses explain your true reality to you. Do not be fooled, listen and learn. You let your senses get bent by conditioning, you allow your senses to be told what to feel and what to do. This is not productive. You need to change your circumstances so that society listens to what your senses have to say, not the other way around.
Celebrate your senses. Know that you have more than five. You have a sense of being, for instance. A sense of balance, of understanding. Use every sense made available to you, do not be afraid to succumb to their pull, their sway. Your sense of mind is another valuable gift given to you by Nature. Do not shun the given. Should you not realise that your suppression – repression – of your senses is a fatal flaw in your being, you will find yourself on the outside of the inside. You do not want to be on the outside. Bring yourself in, into yourself, embrace your understanding. You have every capacity to understand and mould your reality, and then you reserve the right to break that mould. Your mould, your right to change its shape.
Consider that you see only what society wants you to see. Change that. Consider that you smell – on a subliminal level – the subtle musk of other human beings, the ‘attraction scent’ given off by women, men, despite the inappropriateness of this reality in our über politically correct society. These scents are enough to mess with your head if you are not aware that you are affected each day by the raw Nature of others. The subtleties happen to you all day, every day, should you be in contact with other humans. If you should spend a lot of time with others, your senses will quite likely be more developed than you perhaps give them credit for. This is an advantage. Know that being alone does not preclude you from sensing to perfection your actuality, it simply means that you must become more attuned to your wants, your needs, your knowing. Senses are knowing; all-knowing. Trust them.
If you cannot be bothered to spend time living your life to its fullest – your fullest – then perhaps you should surrender yourself to the powers that be and call your existence quits. Perhaps you should relinquish control of yourself and your sources and accept that you are missing the point of life. There is no excuse for not living, it is an essential state of being. You will know how it is to be truly alive and kicking. You will know because you can feel it when you are in your element. Your senses tell you all about it. Should you find yourself wishing to be present and counted in your everyday, then take the time to make that happen. You need to be assertive when it comes to managing your time, your days. You are who says what happens when, and how. That is your power. Do not waste it.
Living for another is not a wise idea. You cannot realistically bring yourself to an optimum place when your existence is defined by the toings and froings of another person. That attitude is defeatist. You need to live first for yourself – you get one life in the embodiment in which you currently find yourself and that actuality should not be overlooked. You should not overlook yourself at all. Living for yourself is not selfish. It is necessary. When you find your truth and you subscribe to it wholeheartedly you will discover your purpose, and once you discover your purpose you will understand that your life is not given to you for you to farm it out. Farm in-house, not out-house. Do not try to be for another – that never works.
Living – in the cliché – is loving. And it is. Should you know how to properly live, you will know how to properly love. That is a given fundamental. If you are not sure how to live properly then perhaps train yourself in that discipline. It is a definite discipline and you will get better at it the more you practice. Do not fear repercussions for living to your fullest. There will be none. The universe will support every attempt you make to be something in yourself. Embrace that reality and get busy living – as Buddha said: ‘… the problem is, you think you have time…’
You do realise that you are as lucky as you think you are? It is also true that you make your own luck. That is very encouraging news when you consider that your future is going to be what you make of it. You can include for yourself in your days as much luck as you can possibly muster. Pull from all sources. Bless yourself with big dreaming. You do not need to wait for someone in this world to give your dreams approval. Dare to believe for yourself that your temperament is involved in your ‘luckiness’. Groom yourself, your thinking, for luck. Please know that luck is not coincidence. Nothing is coincidence.
Luck is not something that you resent if you should see another person getting lucky. You be happy for them. You recognise their good fortune and you ask them how they look at life. The way they look at life will tell you a lot about their ‘luckiness’. The importance of giving recognition to luck is that it reminds you that there is such a thing. Consider that luck has nothing to do with money. You are not lucky if you have money. Money comes to each person in their time. Most people are the same when it comes their way. If you have money, it is your blessing to bestow. Use it.
Luck will carry you far. Make sure you acknowledge each piece of luck that comes your way. It is a way of saying thankyou to the guardian that you are to yourself. It is a way of saying thankyou to yourself for believing that you are lucky. If you have a positive attitude towards your ‘luckiness’, you have a lot to thank your head for. Your mind. Your senses. Without your senses you would neither know nor understand lucky, so be grateful for those above all.