We came here for the Human experience
What would it be like to …
Nature, by its very nature, is never done. Ever. You are that nature expressing itself.
The white picket fence idea that we were raised on (get an education, and a job, and now retire) is blasphemy at its finest. Institutionalized blasphemy.
Your age is none of your business. You, as a soul incarnate, have no need for an assigned “age.” Your soul doesn’t ever reach a point where it “retires.” Unless perhaps, when we (completely) return to Source Consciousness.
The narrative of the collective, that reduces the importance of people as they age, is perhaps a contributor to our folly. We are re-debating such fundamental aspects of BEing a human being. We have so much wisdom in our society, that is “offline.” I say this for two reasons. One, for the consideration of how we see our cultures, attitudes and stigmas with our elderly. And the other, You.
I like to discover anomalies. Events that shatter our collective narrative. One that easily comes to mind is a horse called Secretariat.
From Wikipedia …
“Secretariat (March 30, 1970 – October 4, 1989), also known as Big Red, was a champion American Thoroughbred racehorse who is the ninth winner of the American Triple Crown, setting and still holding the fastest time record in all three races. He is regarded as one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and his record-breaking victory in the Belmont Stakes, which he won by 31 lengths, is widely regarded as one of the greatest races in history.”
It is that last sentence that caught my eye, years ago. Won the race by 31 lengths. 31. Not 2 , 5 or even 10. 31. And still holds the record time for each of the Triple Crown races.
What the hell is our normal? Really. If a horse can completely dwarf all our previous “winning” times, then our winning times are not anywhere near our true potential.
And one other example …
Please do not consider the individual, but rather their wake.
NASA would make Ferrari-caliber rockets to the tune of billions of dollars, and toss them, one by one, into the ocean. Every rocket was a single-use rocket. Launch it and discard it into the ocean in the same event. And every rocket was built like a Ferrari. Very expensive and very time-consuming. Which made for very slow progress. But now, there is a rocket company that makes rockets like a Chevrolet. And they are completely re-usable. After taking off, they turn around and land safely near the launch pad to be reused again and again. NASA would spend over $1 billion to develop a new rocket engine, often taking close to a decade to bring it online. Whereas this company made a new engine design in 18 months for approximately $10 million. The new engine is the highest use engine on the planet.
This startup company is now, by far, the largest “payload to space” rocket company on the planet. This individual intends on colonizing Mars. A task that ALL of the governments on the planet have not even approached. This company is called SpaceX. SpaceX is due to test the largest rocket ever built, all of it their own design, next month. And we are talking about an individual. Not a government or such. Not to mention the endeavors of the largest electric car manufacturer on the planet. The largest battery factories on the planet. Also, creating a neural/computer interface (Neuralink). A boring company looking to offset our traffic problems (creating tunnels). The creator of OpenAI. A nonprofit looking to make safe and beneficial AI for humanity. Versus a corporation that might make AI to maximize profits. Of course, I am talking about Elon Musk.
When I talk about this to people, many will criticize the man. Which is always their choice. But again, ignore the man, and look at the example. He is expanding his passions. He isn’t slowing down. He feeds his brain a constant stream of “problems” to solve. I predict that he will not age anywhere near the “normal.”
On the New Human Living radio show, we have interviewed many guests that say the same thing. The brain is always programmable. When we feed ourselves new experiences, we grow our brains.
I only use these examples to get you excited about your future. About growing your sense of self. That you may expand your sense of self all throughout your life. Your soul is always on board. It is our egos that “settle” for a rather stagnant “normal.”
Play is a great way to give our brains new experiences. We can “play” anywhere. Kids do it with ease. To loosen up our lives, to include playful activities, is an easy way to stimulate our brains. Perhaps take up new hobbies. You could go to a big magazine store, and find a few arenas of interest that intrigue your curiosity. And see where it can take you. Growing “old” is a cultural stigma.