Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and declared - One small step
for man, one giant leap for mankind. The first human foot print
was placed on the moon and will forever be a monument to the ingenuity
of the human race. That one small step by Mr. Armstrong is an exceptional
feat of humanities ingenuity, however, there is one small step backwards
that very few human beings will ever experience in their life on
earth and it is far more meaningful than walking on the Moon. What
is it? Well, let me explain.....
Some children become the center of
attraction as-soon-as they walk into a room. Whilst other children
hide behind books or just sit as quietly as a mouse so nobody will
ask them to perform any childlike magic. As children grow into adulthood,
it is not always the pushy kids who make a success out of life.
I guess success is the hardest commodity for anyone to define per
say. It all depends on a persons standards, goals and inner feeling
of prosperity. Certainly, money alone is no criteria for success.
Neither is fame, for history has taught how the mighty have fallen.
When a human being matures into adulthood
they have a self image that is projected throughout their lives.
The intellectual image that is set in the mind from childhood becomes
the ‘‘real person" and although it contains many
role plays, the identity image is fixed like a girder in cement.
The human mind mistakenly interprets the world it sees by the reference
points it has built-up over many years.
The ego/intellect becomes so real
that any attempt to dislodge its hold on the mind is met with a
fierce conscious defiance. A personal ego/intellect will never willingly
give up its ground that has been cemented in place by all the reality
that has been absorbed throughout its sight, hearing, touch, taste
and feel in a three dimensional world. This is all it knows...This
is all it believes to be correct, moral and principled or visa-versa.
A small amount of the input is authentic, but a large percentage
is bogus information.
The informed and educated adult intellect/ego
feels it has a sound basis for projecting its own input into the
human mish-mash of opinions, beliefs, notions, perceptions, concepts,
thoughts and knowledge. Often this is backed-up by scholastic degrees
and awards. How sound are all these beliefs and convictions?
Well, the results of a persons life
will speak for itself. It is not the opinion of others who will
determine whether a life on earth was worthwhile and authentic.
Rather, it is only the person themselves that can give an honest
appraisal as to the richness, fruitfulness, prosperity, comfort,
joy and tranquility of their life.
The question to ask oneself is: Have
I truly been the maestro of the orchestrations in my life or have
I let other people conduct all my compositions without any of my
own legitimate personal input. Indeed, what does it mean being the
maestro of one's own life?
To find the answer to that question
a person needs to be able to take one small step backwards in time
and space, so that they view their own life as an observer, rather
than the participant. To be able to get a constructive view of ones
own life the person needs to determine accuracy's as an alternative
to misrepresentations and that is impossible if we believe we already
know the answer by the sole view of our own intellect/ego.
Confused? Of course you are and it
is normal reaction when something does not make any sense...Because,
who is it in your mind that is interpreting this article you are
Why lo and behold, it is your very
own intellect/ego and it may strongly disapprove of what it is reading.
After all, how can it possible admit to being a false participant
in your life when everything seems so steadfast and credible from
its point of view.
So, are you the innocent victim of
a case of mistaken identity built by your ego/intellect or do you
have the potential to become the majestic maestro of your life concert?
Being the conductor of a social orchestra
means encompassing the super-vision of every player you meet and
greet. With baton in hand the maestro will generate music that warms
the heart and soothes the soul. Of course, conducting great music
is to no avail if there's no audience in the theater to soak up
the symphonic ambiance.
A time for sitting in the audience
A time for playing in the orchestra
A time for composing music
A time for becoming the maestro
Sitting in the arena of life fashions
every human being as the audience and no matter how great their
position in society, most of the time they are listening to other
people perform their roles. At some point most people will be given
a chance to play their instrument, i.e., Get up out of their seat
and 'make their presence felt' through their career, family or other
society roles. For instance, even the humblest of shop assistants
have the chance to perform to many customers each and every day.
That is their audience and they can charm them into enjoying their
purchase or bore them into leaving empty handed.
As life progresses and they become
more experienced there will be an opportunity for them to take the
baton and become the maestro. It is their turn to take charge and
make their purpose in life ring with the harmonious bells of true
prosperity...The more they please their audience the better the
acclamations and kudos. Monetary wealth will be accumulated with
no effort because that was not the sole purpose of the works...
Enjoyment of the job-in-hand and helping others to also enjoy, was
their primary reason.By taking the one small step backwards you
will make a gigantic leap towards the most incredible life on earth
you could ever imagine. A life that embraces all things bright and
beautiful no matter how much darkness and ugliness they contain.
•• Seeing the good in
the people that normally irritate and vex.
•• Extracting positive
energy when doing tasks and chores that would normally transfer
•• Enjoying the disappointments
and expectations that did not materialize as anticipated.
•• Loving exploring
the unknown challenges that seem so far out of reach at this moment
•• Holding out the mental
arms of compassion and grace so that the burdens of depression and
worry can be lifted from other peoples lives
The baton of time is swinging over
your head. It is held in place for you by the master maestro of
the universe. Before you can accept the baton you need to take that
one small step backwards and become directly in-tune with universal
intelligence. By serving your authentic purpose of life you become
the instrument of the genius of the soul. Now, the intellect/ego
has a true foundation to soak up all the learning and education
it has absorbed over the years and put it to good use for the betterment
The transformation may not be that
apparent to most people, but you will know the difference you feel
and the bliss you experience every moment of every day. You may
not obtain fame and fortune, but you recognize you hold the wise
treasures of the universe in the center of your heart. You possess
the wisdom gems of the cosmos in the center of your gut ... And
you know beyond doubt, you carry the infinite-sacred-divine in the
center of your mind....
Music maestro please!
"You can bend it and twist it ... You can misuse and abuse
it...But even God cannot change ... The Truth."_Michael Levy.
Michael Levy is the author four books "What is the Point? "Minds
of Blue Souls of Gold" "Enjoy Yourself - It's Later Than
You Think" and "Invest with a Genius." Michael's
poetry and essays now grace many web sites, journals and magazines
throughout the world. His web site in ranked number one/two in the
world out of 3,000,000 web sites when "Inspirational books"
are the search words on Google's search engine.
Web Sites : http://www.pointoflife.com
"It is not education that breeds success, rather, it is the
success (spirit) in the breed ...That educates others."_Michael
In Love & Joy
Michael Levy Professional Optimist
"Perfect peace, perfect love, perfect mind, all live in a perfect
_ Michael Levy