I made two rounds of walking today—up to Yonge and Bloor, the ROM museum and then to Philosophers Walk at U of T. Dwarkanath accompanied me. Perhaps the most philosophical jargon that came our way was a sign in front of a store-front window. It read, “The five most dangerous words in the world…I thought it would go away.”
Those five words—thought it would go away—are most thought provoking. It relates to karma. What you are due to receive in the way of punishment or reward follows like a shadow. For a lot of folks who are given warning signs of an on-coming disease, when symptoms tell all, health failure is inevitable. Of course, you can pretend, forget about a health consultant, or a doctor, but one thing to keep in mind is that we all will be haunted by death in the end, despite warnings.
Death is the ultimate manifestation of time, and time is the most obvious form of change. Time is the most powerful form of God in this world.
There is a tremendous amount of contemplation that can be invested in these words beginning with ‘I’. Oftentimes when you begin some sentence with an ‘I’, it has a tendency to be ego-based.
When ‘it’ doesn’t go away, you might do yourself the favour of addressing/facing “it.” Ignoring what is before you is the worst thing to do.
I'm off to Port of Spain, Trinidad, now. It’s an all night flight and I’ll have to face that reality.
May the Source be with you!