Is it possible that reincarnation holds a different purpose than supposed?
Perhaps it’s not the worst souls that are re-sent to repair, but instead the best transplanted in overlay for those who need a second chance.
Perhaps this is why I questioningly cock my head when hearing something that has never come forth from someone I believed I knew so well.
When offering to pull someone out, there is always a chance that they don’t want to move. There’s disbelief in the removal of danger; believing it safer to remain with a known pain than to travel toward pains unknown.
There may not be the awareness; professing desire for assistance, but living resistance. Anchors can the cruelest double-edged swords.
We tie down to remain placid, stay our ground; float safely where we think we want to be. The mistake is found in not cutting free in the limited moments between a rational storm and a fury that will not abate.
I’m afraid most of us are no longer looking for a way to change the world; we’re trying to survive it.
It’s an unhappy circumstance we’re not truly surviving anything. We’re not waltzing either. There is a difference between trudging and dancing, between walking and dancing, between running and dancing.
Metaphorically, of course. If the body will not dance, let the mind do it for you. Stare a while at a gyrating screen saver; you’ll feel real movement, although inanimate.
The thing is this isn’t an unusual day trip. This is imagined immunity through imagined thick skin where perpetual schooling remains a need, and where sometimes adults are the slowest learners.
Based on the jadedness of our lives – love lingers where it shouldn’t, tied down and anchored, waiting for the next wave, declaring just-one-more-time.
Because we’re stubborn or desperate or afraid that if we don’t hold on through the storm, we won’t know where we are when it’s all over.
Finally, a recommendation, self and otherwise: Embrace the movement.
Allow transplantation. Dance with a new soul.
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Enjoy this Week’s Discovery Links:
Anchors, Go Away: http://www.theminimalists.com/saved/
Science of Reincarnation, NPR: http://www.npr.org/2014/01/05/259886077/searching-for-science-behind-reincarnation
Immunity to Change, Robert Kegan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFYnVmGu9ZI