|The Positive Principle Show|
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|The Positive Principle Show|
It was a very, very good first show. Oh, there were kinks, as can be expected. Iron them out and on we go.
The one thing I realize from listening carefully, that I can meditate on, is the fact that I had goals – then, most were achieved. I dreamt of this esoteric concept that I now spell with an uppercase 'F'. The concept of Freedom. Having only once experienced a modicum of Freedom (in Nepal) in 1981, before I came to the U.S, in 1982 I can honestly say, I spent most of my life in a police state in apartheid South Africa – but now? Now I'm Free – well, as I have discovered, Freedom is a matter of perception – and the size of your bank-balance. No matter, I am Free ! That goal achieved.
Then I became the first South African, with no oxygen, rope or crampons, to fall over the Ganga La, at 19,900 ft. in the Himalaya. Hmmm... Sixty foot later, I had survived that one. We ran back to make the plane in Khatmandu, and back to apartheid South Africa. Goal achieved there too.
Then I got married, and now have a daughter who makes me soo very, very proud. Never did I think it would happen. A graduate of Yale, U.S. Diplomat... another goal achieved.
Then published in a national computer magazine, and read from Hoboken to Helsinki, from Montclair to Madras. Never in my wildest dreams did I foresee being published in the most competitive market on the planet plus a good bit of ego stroking as well. Goal achieved.
Then achieving some notoriety as a sr. technical writer. Goal achieved!
A B.A. with two majors and a minor came next, in 2007. On top of that, I am now healthier than I have ever been. Major goal achieved.
Sooo? Now what? Where is the vision? Where is my goal?
Yes, my daughter is on her second international posting (Berlin) – I'd love to visit. Travel and learning is a goal.
Probably the vision I now have though the complexities of achieving the goal are major, that is, of helping Boomers overcome their fear of end-of-life issues. Where the capital, the technology and audience will come from I do not know. A distant vision.
A major vision, for me, though most ego driven, I have been told, is obtaining my PhD. Maybe, maybe not. Money, or lack of it, yet again.
Personal goal: Go find a partner (at the moment, on the not too distant horizon) find a few acres, plus two or three Border-Collies, build and art studio, and proceed from there.
Over and above all of the above is a very deep desire to reach a higher level of consciousness, building on what Einstein is quoted as saying: “All I want to know, are the thoughts of God... the rest are details.” Well, I have modified that to: “All I want is to merge again with the mind of God... the rest is details.”
In the mean time, here I sit, trapped in Tucson. To get out of this trap, I need to change my thinking. What I truly need is to (mentally) go on a mountain climb, work the logistics, recce the peak, the route, the escape route and eventually, set one foot in front of the other. Sooner or later comes the view from the summit – aaah! Worthwhile it certainly is ! Sooner... or later.
Enter Polly and Max.... next.