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Thursday, February 5, 2015

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I didn't ask to be born. Some would say that I was more or less removed since I arose from my post-placental bliss from the delicate C section procedure. I didn't now have the fortune of being forced out of my mother causing great pain and strife while kicking and screaming as I breathed my first few breaths of air. 

Nevertheless, I am here today in the flesh and somehow surprised that I made it to this moment. Continuously astounded about the history and the implications that placed me on this rotating magnet. It's amazing to think that you come into this life kicking and screaming and now you most likely work a job that pays OK and your sense of vibrancy and enthusiasm has been dulled by the structure of society and the conditioning of the human mind. What a bunch of weird chance circumstances that had to arise for you to be here today. I am not solely talking about the sweet copulation of your two lovely neurotic parents. I am talking about the continuous perpetuation of the human species from your ancestors to bring you where you are today. 

 Some of you may have already participated in the biological imperative of procreating and are reaping the rewards and lessons of being parental units. Somewhere down the trunk of your family tree, some disastrous and beautiful things happened for you to live in this very moment reading this very piece of literature. Are we all victims of our biological imperative driven by hormones, feelings of love ( chemical reactions ), and the the innate and almost selfish desire to pass on our genes so that more people are thrusted into this universe without permission or choice? 

 Your genes are constantly influenced by your environment and your family history. You really are turning into your parents! Sorry not sorry. To be more specific, you have so much information from your parents and their parents parents and their parents parents. Through this epigenetic continuum, you are a living legacy and have infinite potential when you wake up to the fact that you have so much presence to offer to the world. Somewhere along the line, you have survived. You have survived during this lifetime and now you are the grand success of your ancestors. Through the plagues of catastrophic disasters, diseases, bizarre accidents and happenstance, you have survived with the help of your genealogy. This you can be grateful for. Are we really just put on this earth to procreate? Are we genetically crafting a disastrous species or do we have so much righteous indignation that we think we need to proliferate the earth with more people to carry on the civility of human race? 

For each thought, each piece of literature we read, each interaction we face and each imaginary trouble we make up in our minds, we are constantly learning and evolving through the evolution of consciousness. From a personal standpoint, we learn from our kids more than we teach them. We are constantly reminded on the futility of life and how precious each moment is and how it molds the every fiber of being of our progeny. When we raise kids, we are looking into ourselves and seeing ourselves in their small actions and characteristics. It's like we're totally seeing ourselves and the collective progress of our family history from the inside and out! I'll let you sit on that for a sec. 

 Some would say that having children is almost making you immortal. For when you die, a piece of you is alive within your children. Whether it was planned, or whether it was a check off the old bucket list, the circumstance of life making it all the way out of the womb is fascinating. 

Congratulations! You made it. You made it across the great cellular divide. The genetic dominoes fell into place and you are here. Be excited! Where did that youthful and childlike enthusiasm go? Do you think the world could benefit from more of it? So what's the point? What's the point of being born and having kids and perpetuating a cycle of humans? This is how it kinda looks.

 A________________________B 

 A is Birth and B is death. What's in between? Well quite literally it is "life". What can we do with this thing called "life"? Why does it create so much suffering? This is why we are here. We are here to understand, to love, to be aware and to shine our light unto the world. I don't mean to sound like I am promoting in New Age hogwash, but we are brimming with potential to create a great existence on this earth where our children and our children's children can live and "be". The love of a child is infinite and gives great meaning to how we interact with other human beings inside and outside of our families. You have the potential to raise intelligent, thoughtful and conscious human beings that can go forth and fulfill their inner purpose. The inner reflects the outer. We must look inside the infinite universe within ourselves and realize the importance of human life, the human condition and transcending the conditioning that has been passed on to us from generation to generation. 

We are at a point where we are not at a constant state of fight or flight and we have so many resources at hand that let us actually live our lives and not just focus on trying to "survive". We all have innate animal instincts and the troubles and progress of our ancestors inscribed in our DNA. We have the power through science, meditation, mindfulness, awareness, love and "being" to evolve our DNA and learn so much that we haven't yet found. This is necessary for us and our children. A child is not a possession. We all are raising children with each interaction we make with them. 

For each lesson we teach, gift we give, silly gesture we express and time spent with our children, we are conditioning their minds. The most important thing is to love and to let them grow and flourish with the unique genetic traits they were handed. They are the keys for the next generations of the human race. We both have the power to align ourselves with the beauty of the present moment and the infinite potential of the cosmic consciousness.

 So what's the point again? You didn't ask to be born and they didn't ask to be born. So, why do we need to go on? Seems like some trivial questions doesn't it? When you ask what the point is then you are implying that there is a means to an end. Is there an end goal in sight for having children or even being born? Absolutely not. Eventually we die, but that is not a goal. This is a fact of life. This is what all of your ancestors had to go through in order for you to be here today. They all were born, lived and died. So when you ask what the point is, that is your ego trying to find meaning in something that is so abundantly beautiful and mystifying that it reduces it to an object of attainment or desire. Of course, it is great to ask questions. Continue to ask questions forever. This allows you to learn and become more conscious around you. The gateway of Why is continual gift to human evolution and involution.

 When you are in your natural state of being and in your body without any type of ego identifications, that is it. That is the answer. Close your eyes and breathe and be grateful for the millions of years of astounding progress that your ancestors have brought you to this day.

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