I do not apologise for the opening paragraph – if you are sensitive then this will be too much and perhaps best you stop reading now.
“When every emotion rolls into one huge expanse and the explosion created is silent and huge. It feels like it’s above you, part of you but higher. If it was a colour it would be crimson red with a vortex of gold swirling through its core like the man between your thighs. It’s breath. A breath that is held for an eternity, suspended but never exhaustive. Control is no longer possible and surrender is inevitable. The place where there are no thoughts. No words. The silence is deafening and the world has just stopped spinning, for a split second there is a stillness and then a release. Physically it’s powerful, it’s vibration, it’s atoms bouncing against atoms and no longer possible to control. It’s where you take me.”
We are passionate beings. We are creative beings. We are intelligent beings. We think both logically and outside the box. We speak many languages and can share a million variations on a theme. We are alone and yet we can be together as one. We are human.
And yet…. we can be afraid to dig deep into the very core of who we are and what we are to express ourselves. It’s not nice, not polite, not encouraged.
And yet…. it is creation itself. It is where we all begin. It is life – vivacious, creative, amazingly beautiful life.
This is not about creation or pleasure – this is about creativity and the passion with which we live or at very least, should live, our lives. How do you live yours? Have you grabbed life with both hands and put into it every ounce of passion and creativity that you have inside you or have you accepted that what you have and do as “this is the best I can have”? This is no judgement – this is facing you with you and asking if you are living life to the fullest of its potential.
I watched a video this morning of a young man, not even beginning his career, cut down by cancer and three weeks to get treatment or die. Harsh, yes? He was a total inspiration to me because he intended to attack what he has left with passion and not give up and just exist in what time he has. He talked about “standing on the shoulders of giants…because we are lifted up and borne upon the gigantic stature of and knowledge of those who went before”. He talked about “daring to make a difference”. He talked about “life being about those who do the deed, put themselves in places that are hard, scary, and difficult and if they fail at least they do so while daring greatly”. He spoke of “moral strength; not giving up when its easier to; of facing the fear of falling short, being a fool, not being enough and facing these every day”. He was a young man living, even with a death sentence on his shoulders.
We are creation. We are born from that ‘crimson red with a vortex of gold swirling through its core’ and none of us get out of life alive, so be gracious, be courageous, gallant and great; learn from those who have gone before you and those who walk beside you. The future, your future, is in your hands – be ambitious, continue to grow and work with passion and pride as we don’t know where we might end up tomorrow.
We began from a brief second of silence that filled the universe and we end the same way. Don’t waste the beautiful noise of life in-between.