No, I can’t take credit for the great title of my blog today. It is from the venerable Deepak Chopra during an interview with Oprah on today’s episode of Super Soul Sunday. I’ve heard this thought uttered before but today it finally struck a chord deep down inside of me. When I was little, I always looked at the future as a fixed point in time. I can remember realizing when my mom was in her early 30s (where I find myself now) and thinking, that’s it. That’s what being a grownup is. You’ve got your job, you pay your bills, you’ve had your kids, you’re married. This is what you’ll be now until you die. You’ll never move from that place you find yourself. You’ve become all you will ever become. Thank God, I grew out of that thought.
Now as I’m the woman I thought I’d become and stay forever, my ideas are vastly different. I realize that life isn’t static, it’s always changing and moving. From the title above, the point Deepak was making which I’ve gotten so clearly now, is that the children we all were years ago are, in fact, dead. The person we were in our teens is dead. And for however long you’ve been on this planet, whoever you were yesterday, in the last 15 minutes and the in the last 15 seconds is DEAD. Our cells die out every few days and regenerate. You’re not the same person no matter how you slice it, physically, mentally or spiritually. We are in a constant state of evolution because that’s what we’re built for.
So I’m not 100% percent on the unafraid to die part just yet, I feel I’ve got plenty of things left to do in this life but I do get the idea that my physical death won’t be the end of me. It will simply be a progression into my next incarnation. I’ll shed the physical body but I’ll step into the next form, whatever that may be and I have a deep sense that it will be as natural as all of my other progressions have been. I can’t say it was a painful or difficult experience to go from ages 1-5 or ages 16-21, they just happened. Now, I’m trying to just be more aware of that fact and go with the flow. We can’t stop it even if we wanted to folks, so why not enjoy the journey? Namaste and God bless on this beautiful Sunday