What if we are right here right now existing as time travelers? Nothing says we have to strap ourselves into a spacecraft and rocket into deep space at half the speed of light or greater to be called a time traveler. Nothing says we have to take a mind trip forward or back, nor does anything specify that we have to be real-time in a place in time of our choosing, having recently stepped from a De Lorean in the clothes we came in, with all our memories crisply in tact.
What if the womb is the spacecraft, the time machine we emerged from, and our bodies are the spacesuits that are necessary to sustain us during our visit to this place called planet Earth? What if every one of us is right here right now at this place with only vague hints of what former places in time we have visited? We know we’re on a journey, and some of us know we’re on a mission because we can feel it. We can’t explain it logically, but most of us have a sense of having a specific purpose, being here for a reason. And perhaps those of us who have a weak sense of purpose, or no sense of purpose at all, are new and just beginning our journeys, and our missions for the time being are to find our missions.
Some of us showed up here with extraordinary talents, with amazing skills that are old hat, like a fish doesn’t have to ask how to exist in water, it just does. What if the reason is that we travel to different places in time to learn from different people that can show us how to do even better what we have always been interested in doing and knowing? Maybe each one of us has traveled through time honing our talents, and each time we touch down in a different place in time we’re even better at those skills. And what if those of us who are not yet maestros, world leaders, best-selling authors, grammy-award winners, pro-athletes, and the like, are simply on our way to reaching those levels of existence?
Perhaps we’re just in varying stages of expertise and wisdom during the process of accumulating experience and knowledge regarding our talents and interests. And supposing our talents and interests are a key component to our mission which is to fulfill our purpose, and that we travel to the places that will best facilitate and advance our missions? Or possibly our mission is simply the fun of traveling and we will continue that mission indefinitely or infinitely, from place in time to place in time. But right here right now, you and I who are participating in Sunday Scribblings, and all the other six semodd billion people in the world, have chosen this planet for some reason. And presumably when we’ve obtained everything we need from this place, we’ll shed our spacesuits and enter another spacecraft, a new time machine that’s specially equipped to take us to the next destination of our choice.
What do you feel like you are doing here? What’s your purpose or mission?
What’s your best talent or skill? Do you feel like you were born with it or developed it?
What are the things you’ve purposely set out to learn, or do, or be good at?
And what more would you like to experience before you leave the planet?
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