“The moment a question comes to your mind, see yourself mentally taking hold of it and disposing of it. In that moment is your choice made. Thus you learn to take the path to the right. Thus you learn to become the decider and not the vacillator. Thus you build character.”
H. Van Anderson
Good morning, friends! How has this day begun for you? No matter; you have plenty of time to turn it around, starting right now. I hope this word helps. Let’s get to it.
There is a modern science field that concerns the issue of “dark matter” or “dark energy”. They are one and the same thing. I cannot speak fluently the language but I think the field studies the space between things that are seen. In our world that is so concerned and convinced of knowledge, awareness and understanding it seems the awareness of the unknown is the most troubling reality of all. I suspect my lifetime will never know of any understanding, conclusively, of what comprises the space between things seen. And in my mind there is a different “dark matter” that is equally elusive and even to me more troubling. That is the world of the undone, unchosen, undecided, unfollowed, uncommitted.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news today but imagine the difference in your life if you had given reasonable effort towards any one of the many positive dreams you had? It is the thought that comes to all of us at various times in life: I wish I could…; I wonder what would happen…; What would it take…; I’d like to be…. The life we have is the one we chose, or in many cases the one we defaulted to. It is not the only life that could have been. From whatever source you trust you’ve had many ideas in life that had the spark of greatness. What did you do with that spark? Like most of us you gave it no oxygen; we starve most of our best ideas.
* The book that never was written.
* The business that never was created.
* The job that never was pursued.
* The relationship that withered away.
* The trip that never was taken.
* The opportunity that never was pursued.
Now I know already you have your excuses that support the life you currently have. That’s the narrative we all create to mollify ourselves; we would go mad if we did not create positive narratives. What is common in our “dark matter” threads? In most cases it was the worst of us: apathy, indifference and fear. Fortunately the system of dream creation carries on and even today something will “come” to you. What will you do with it? Will it be worth a little oxygen? Can you risk even a step or two? Or will it become just another death bed regret of dark matter in your life? Say it won’t be so. Take a dream, take a few steps, and live a little. I suspect there’s a lot of life in the “dark matter” of our lives. I may not recognize you if you do, but I sure will celebrate you! So get to it and have a great week!