Death is the great equalizer, and all change is heat death, a.k.a. entropy.
A right level of productivity is measured by having a good feeling of engagement in life. An instinctive sense of “fullness” and a sense of continued willingness to engage. Even rejecting a metaphysical explanation, the body has an awareness of whether or not it’s operating at its full capacity.
I’m thinking of times when I want to withdraw, what’s going on there? The desire to withdraw is a recognition of dissonant engagement. We have an instinct for when we aren’t in symbiosis with the environment. Either because we aren’t allowing ourselves to receive stimuli, or because we are sending disruptive stimuli. When you are sending disruptive stimuli your instincts tell you this is “danger”. That it’s not life affirmative. This is why today it’s become common “wisdom” that the planet is in danger, but humans aren’t listening very well. That whole atrophy issue. It gave us these amazing brains and we aren’t listening. The planet has been telling us that we are in danger, not it. It wants our purpose to be filled. But if we fail, it will do what it has always done. Ecological niches get filled. Perhaps the future cockroaches will not shut out their potential in favour of egotism?
Why do people shut out telepathy? Why do people shut out precognition? Why do they shut out bio-kinetic symbiotic entrainment, a.k.a psychic healing? It’s very simple, but there have been epigenetic stunting factors generated and mind numbing toxic “adaptive” behaviours.
Not to be pointlessly negative, but the world and the universe care not for single individuals. What this means is your productive best serves you, and your self interference most harms you. Holding to patterns that make you feel disempowered (a.k.a. frustrated) has no constructive use, or am I mistaken?
It cares not for single individuals, and minds come not as single spies. We will have brethren or we will have successors, I am looking forward to the company of my brothers and sisters. Doesn’t that seem the best attitude to have?
“A man said to the universe: ‘Sir, I exist!’ ‘However,’ replied the universe, ‘The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.'” Stephen Crane (American short-story Writer, Novelist and Poet. 1871-1900)
We are at the “I exist” stage, and have been there too long. Do you not want the “Now what?” to be “I exist and now I …” fill in the blank with whatever you like, but shouldn’t we finish the sentence? Life is an unsolved riddle only to the degree that you haven’t yet realized yourself to be the answer.
Let your thoughts be what they are. Let your aggregate consciousness be what it is. Let your causative footprint be what you choose it to be. Don’t make a statement to the universe and then expect it to be understanding when you decide you didn’t mean it. If your values say, “I like how I live, and am doing all that I would choose to do”, then very good. If not, then look for that productivity within as we all must in time.
Understand that you are connected in your very flesh and blood and your very matter. Your matter will never be what it formerly was before it was incorporated into your body. This is why it became your body. So we don’t need to die young and leave a pretty corpse. We need to die old and in the fullness of that time have made a broad statement on the mnemonic field, and if you believe that the spark that is the essence of consciousness survives in a recognizable form after you shed this matter, then maybe you will want to grow from the matter you left. Perhaps you won’t so much fertilize a tree, as you will make the world ready for your next great life expression. Fertility is fertility any way you look at it, no?
I will close with be fertile, be reproductive, be productive, be alive. How is that for a to-do list? Get that done and I feel you will have been productive enough. What about you?
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.