"Ah but I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now. " Robert Allen Zimmerman better known as Bob Dylan, was born in Duluth Minnesota in 1941. He is a performer, songwriter, poet and one of the music industries most influential figures. He continues to write and perform, just releasing an album in 2006.
Bob has made an impact on our thoughts in one way or another. Whether it is by listening to his music, or watching his convictions being played out in the news. His presence has made us all think about social and political reform, as well as musical poetry.
What if our language did not contain some of the words I use everyday. Words like; When, Want, Hello, Goodbye, Young, Old, to name a few. My life would be a different experience. If I never asked When, it would always be now. If I never Want more, I have all I need now. If I never said Hello or Goodbye, everything would exist now. If I never knew the meaning of Young or Old, I would just be now. Now would be where my thoughts are. Now would be my physical world.
Bob says that in his quote about age. It certainly makes sense that I can think of myself as being younger the older I get, especially if I live in the now. Actually they only represent my feelings about who I think I am. Old and young are an illusion I create in order to grow in physical form. I don't need them, unless I think I do, and it seems I think I do.
I am a creature of habit, and my beliefs create these habits. I am a product of my education in living, or at least that's the way it appears.
What if I change? Change my habits, change my vocabulary, change my opinions. What if I create a now belief? I use a now language, I get to pick the symbols for it. I am a now age, I get to pick how that feels. I am always now, and there is no need to say hello or goodbye, everything is in the moment. I could use another greeting, such as, " I love you, " for example. My world would begin to feel different and would act differently.
Just by being in the now, I unite parts of my consciousness. I live as a spirit having a human experience. I co-create my physical journey in universal service. I am a whole part of another whole, experiencing a grander version of myself.
When I started to write this article I thought I was much older, but I have no word for that, Now!
Hal Manogue is a poet and author of Short Sleeves A Book For Friends. Insightful thoughts for the 21st century. Hal's 2006 collection and 2007 collection are available in bookstores and online. Visit Hal's website: http://www.shortsleeves.net or blog: http://halmanogue.blogspot.com/ for more information about his work and life. Download a copy of the new E-Book, "Unite To Write" a collection of articles written by writers around the globe, that will inspire and fill you with useful information. It's value is priceless. It's Hal's gift to you.