Revolutions are occasionally necessary, despite their untimely arrival. The hows and whys of their happening are perhaps obvious to some, to others their actuality is a surprise. A revolution can be a pleasant surprise. It can also cause a nightmare for those who will circumvent change. Change comes when it is ready. It cannot be subverted. It can be delayed, naturally, but it cannot be prevented. Change inspires fear in the hearts of those who need the order of the old establishment to conceal their misdeeds. Misdeeds are misdeeds – they stand out in the barren landscape of inescapable lies. Lies are lies – nothing can hide their devastation from the truth.
Some people would prefer not to have to revolve. Or evolve, it would seem. That is unfortunate when those people have no choice. Some will go around and around and around, for eternity. Others will pull their particular revolution straight and leave themselves an open passage to the future. There will always be a future if you choose to believe that it exists. Knowing it exists is one thing, the other is finding it. If you do not know at this point where you are in your own future then it would be safe to say that you probably won’t have one to speak of. If you were alive inside your future you would not have to find it – and nor would you still be searching. You would instead be sitting – and waiting.
The purpose of any revolution is to show you something new. New is interesting, no matter how you may feel about it personally. You can be part of a revolution or you can stand on the sidelines and watch it roll by. Either way it will happen. Revolutions don’t tend to ask for permission. They always come at exactly the right time. They know what their work is and they know why it needs doing. Revolutions are worth the effort needed to set them in motion. When they are successful, they take ideas and their people to new places.
The best way to ensure that you are never surprised by what is around your corner is to ensure that there are no corners on your road. This is possible with enough forward planning. In any case, whatever would be around a corner – should a corner appear – is only what you have projected, for yourself. Therefore, it can be readily handled. You need only your wits, your instincts and the ability to think straight.
Cornerstones, on the other hand, are things you should want to find along your road. The more cornerstones you come across, the more solid your foundations. The same could be said for anchors. A cornerstone need not sit in a corner, nor must a foundation be fixed. It depends on what you are building.
Cutting corners is a fast way to go nowhere. Short-cuts are not necessary if you know where you are going. If you should conjure up corners for yourself to encounter, know that it is possible to pass them by without having them turn on you. Their turning depends on whether you allow yourself to become distracted by their promise.
2013 came with a number of surprises. I suspect 2014 is going to produce more of the same. Surprises are excellent things. You should give yourself surprises all the time, just to keep yourself from getting complacent. It is not difficult to give yourself surprises. You just need to be aware of what comes into your days. Whatever you find on your path is meant to be on it. Take note, is all. What you do with each ‘ever’ you find along your way, is your business. A trip to the seaside can be a surprise for yourself. A day immersed in Nature. An ice-cream when you are on a diet. A day off work when you should really be working. Sometimes these things are what you need.
Surprises are good things to give. If you have money spare, buy an unbirthday present for someone you are close to. An unbirthday present is honestly the best present to receive, it never fails to bring a smile to the face of the recipient. Buy flowers. For others, yourself. Remember that a lot of men like flowers, too. There is a legitimate business in cut flowers. It is honest, and it is sustainable. Support it – they are grown for their beauty – their ability to transform a living space. Invest in your senses. If you cannot afford to buy flowers, then pick flowers in Nature. She does not mind. It is important to know that flowers do not cry when they get cut. They don’t feel a thing.
Keep in mind that there are two kinds of surprises. Those that we like – and those that we don’t. We do not like being surprised by the sudden injury to – or death of – a loved one, for instance. That is always a big surprise to swallow. We do not like the surprise news of two young suicide-bombers being used in the past two weeks. Used. Who is busy bending those young heads? They must watch themselves. In fact, why don’t we just dispel the big fat urban myth right here, right now: you blow up other people and you do not get rewarded on your ‘other’ side. There are no rewards for your ‘allegiance’ to a flawed cause. Is it true that the pushers of these exploding people reward the family that is left behind for their relative’s ‘bravery’? That is untidy if it is the case. Blood money.