Those were the times…

(Excerpt from the Book “And the Dialogs continue. Vol I”. Published with permission from the Author)  Click here to find out more

 

 

I was talking to my mother about the time when she was a little girl and, despite the fact they were not a wealthy family, during the holidays they filled their house with expected and unexpected visitors.  They suddenly opened the door and there they found family members, friends and friends of friends who arrived to spend their holiday season at my mother’s house.

 

I asked her how they manage to cover the expenses to feed all those people, she just stared at me and after sometime of reflection she just answered: I don’t know, we never worried about it. We were not wealthy but some way things just happened and everybody had a wonderful time.

 

As guests, they really didn’t help with the expenses and sometimes they even demanded more food or a different menu if they didn’t like what they were served.

 

-Those were other times, my mother said, we never thought of lack or that food was not sufficient.  It was not in our minds. We just were happy and everything managed alright.

 

I sat there in silence for a while, and pondered about my own childhood.

 

I remember how things were less tense in those days, we were able to have more, travel more, and acquire things more easily. I cannot remember anyone complaining about things.

 

When we had some visitors at home, they never complained about the government, wars, tragedies, unemployment, scandals or anything of the sort.

 

We usually enjoyed the sharing of family stories, their trips, their experiences, anecdotes that usually left something positive to the listeners.

 

Yes, those were other times. Other mentality. A different kind of energy on the air.

 

But I do not think the real problem is the changes in the world around us.

 

Changes are natural; changes are a necessary part of life’s flow.

 

The real problem is how we have been conditioned to perceive those changes. How we react to those events that arrive to our lives as individuals as well as members of the human race and as habitants of this wonderful vibrating being we call Earth.

 

We are so used to enter into a routine in everything we do, that when something different arrives, we feel uncomfortable and reject it immediately.

 

And that is reflected on everything in our history.  Science was used to see things in a very static way.  When a new idea arrived to replace the former one it was received with scepticism and even mockery.

 

Even now, in a time when technology is helping us to understand how our universe behaves and with every new discovery we realise we were so wrong in so many concepts and theories, and despite the fact of receiving big amounts of information every day from probes, vehicles and satellites, there is a sector of this scientific community that keep holding on to their past knowledge because they feel the new evidence too threatening to the security of what they considered it was their truth.

 

And new knowledge that is opposed to what we believe is “the truth” is really frightening, no matter who we are and what we think we know and understand.

 

I know scientific method must be very strict and follow certain steps before accepting or even considering new theories. But science is made by humans and if we do not allow our minds to drift away a little from what is already established, we will always stay in the same place with no chance to advance.

 

Even Albert Einstein accepted that many of his discoveries were due to his ability to look beyond what others considered as fixed and immovable.

 

As J. Allen Hynek mentioned once: “There will be a science of the XXI century as there was a science of the XIX century and there is a science of this XX century”.

 

And I feel fortunate to know that I am living in this particular time of changes where we are witnessing marvels and wonders never seen before, and what is more important, we are relearning what we knew about ourselves and the universe round us.

 

People in general are more open to listen and learning new things, and although not everything we hear is true, we have more tools and elements to make our own researches and arrive to our own conclusions.  Find out what works for us and what does not.

 

We have an excess of information out there, but at the same time we have more ways to form our own mind-set and make changes in our own particular self and therefore in the universe we are here to co-create.

 

What will I contribute today to my life in order to make this universe a better place?

 

I think I am going to be happier today, so this happiness will increase the vibration of the people around me and in that way that happiness spreads to others.

 

What will you do?

 

And yes those were other times….

 

But I love being able to change and live today.

 

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