Charles Barkley talks about how one time as a young player he got hit in the head during a rough basketball game. He said something like, “Coach, he hit me in the head,” and his coach says, “He got a head too.”
And now Charles says it all the time when commentating on game action, “He got a head too.” I like it, it’s not about revenge. It’s a statement of truth that leads to equanimity.
At first it feels like revenge, like ok I am going to hit this guy in the head in retaliation mode, and it is partly that. But then the statement settles in and eventually comes the realization that my head and his head are actually irrelevant.
I don’t think this Chuck-ism was meant for this much after thought. Reminds me of Mike Tyson’s famous quote, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Like the game hasn’t even started until you get punched in the mouth (or hit in the head). Game on.
You be as is you become. You become as is you be. Now is as then and then as is now. Then is not yet here, only is now. Thus all is now.
Think about when your driving and someone jams themselves into your lane without a turn signal. You’re pissed because it could’ve killed you. This actually happens all day every day, the action itself is only a fraction of a second. Sometimes it doesn’t even register at all, and other times we drag that moment out and make it last an hour or even longer by marinating in those feelings.
In reverse, think about how when your focused on something fun and in the flow, the hours fly by. I’m saying time is somehow connected to the emotional body. If that’s the case then maybe time isn’t a measurement but a body of energy itself.
I used to want to steal time. Like take it from one area of my life and add it to another area. But now I think we have to find the right time to make time.
Time hunting. In the right moment, we can make more time by stretching it. Then it will multiply. Stretch time by being in the flow, bring more specific energy to the moment and more moments will come to that specific energy.
“Irrevocably commit to a course of action, make a fateful and final decision. For example, Once he submitted his resignation, he had crossed the Rubicon. This phrase alludes to Julius Caesar’s crossing the Rubicon River (between Italy and Gaul) in 49 b.c., thereby starting a war against Pompey and the Roman Senate. Recounted in Plutarch’s Lives: Julius Caesar (c. a.d. 110), the crossing gave rise to the figurative English usage by the early 1600s.” – Dictionary
This year has been nuts and it’s not over and continues to be nuts. You have been forced to make some decisions, some easy some not so easy. Either way, you have now crossed the Rubicon. It is past the point of no return. Soon the page will turn and a new chapter begins. Let it happen. This is evolution, not just for you, for the entire planet.