Harmonic Convergence is a globally synchronized meditation for peace. Adherents believe that signs indicated a “major energy shift” was about to occur, a turning point in Earth’s collective karma and dharma, and that this energy was powerful enough to change the global perspective of man from one of conflict to one of co-operation. Lets try again…
Steve Jobs delivered an inspiring commencement speech to Stanford University in 2005. Here is the link and a few of my favorite parts.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. Death is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
We all know this, but, do we really do this? We hear advice such as “stick to your own guns”, “paddle your own canoe”, “find your passion”, “a job worth doing is worth doing well” You can’t seem to find your destiny or passion or calling? It must be understood that a job is not a life it is simply how we pay for a life. We are dust rolling around and collecting into what we become. No dots may get connected and yet a life can be enjoyed .
Hospitals can be humbling. A 34 year old patient lost her life to cervical cancer. No pain, no nausea, just quietly and quickly slipped away. She gave $60 to a friend to go get her sister out of jail. The sister made it to her bedside before she died. Did they choose this life? Was it a fun carefree life or an irresponsible life that somehow became tragic?
Steve Jobs said, that he dropped out of school in order to take the courses that he wanted rather than the ones he was required to take. Without a degree in something many of us might flounder or find ourselves unable to feed our children. Education is wonderful if you don’t know how to make computers in your garage. Nurses, doctors, scientists, teachers, some of our favorite people are the result of a good education.
Others live a carefree life and they share the fish they catch. Living a carefree life can be great as long as it isn’t irresponsible. Then again living a structured life can be great as long as there is gentleness and spontaneity thrown in. Living a life surrounded with people love. If there are no dots to connect and no passions to pursue than just live a life worth living.
“Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace.” — Dalai Lama