“The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
~ Albert Einstein
The other day I hauled out my white plastic Macbook Pro from the 90’s. It stores many of my old stories and blogs from 1987 to 1999, but it can no longer upload new files, access email or internet.
One of the treasures I found on that old computer was a note I made about a conversation with a 25 year old girl from Estonia. Our conversation involved a cool web-site honoring Centenarians; people who live to 100 and beyond. Her comment to me was, “That’s a funny prank, everyone knows no one lives past 65 years of age.” I thought she was kidding, but as the conversation progressed I realized in her reality, every one of her relatives in Estonia passed on or before their 65th year. It did not matter to her that I had grandparents in their 80’s, she was unable to conceive of the idea that any human could live beyond 65 years of age. By the way, she entered America on a scholarship to an Ivy League University top of her class.
Her mind was like my white Macbook Pro, filled with very valuable information, but it had not been upgraded with the new intel available.
This reminded me of another friend who had been gung ho about a very prestigious corporation she wanted to be involved with, so she joined with them to promote their ideas and rally for donations. Twenty years later she has witnessed behind the scenes actions, realizing all the money she raised for them funded nefarious and unethical practices that harm humanity and specifically children. Her software has been upgraded. The veil has been lifted. Millions of people who still donate to this corporation attack her when she shares her upgraded files. Upgraded people appear loony to those running on outdated software.
In the world today we see a lot of conflict between those who have various levels of upgrades, those running on dissimilar or outdated software programs, and those that may have corrupted files. Every person alive has a unique view of the world, and the mastery of life is to recognize everyone’s view is the only valid view to that person at that moment in time. That is as far as they can see.
Acceptance of this can override judgements and frustrations, allowing NEUTRALITY amid opposition, lending more POWER to stand in your own truth PEACEFULLY and have more impact on your own life.
May PEACE be with you!
Aug 2017, Ehsida