I don’t know if any of you remember Newton’s First Law of Motion, pretty much the first thing you learned in 1st grade physics. Well if you don’t it goes like this –
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”
That first grade shit is so damn profound and is applicable to much more than physical objects . It’s the secret, motion that is…
Last night I went out with this beautiful Parisian; a traveled actress and cultured world explorer with wonderful style, taste and intellect. We spent a good amount of time talking about how wonderful Rome is, the vibrancy of Paris and all the beauty and culture of Europe. Everything about her looked great on paper but when we eventually went back to my place the energy was off. I’m very particular and she seemed disappointed in my lack of interest but I explained all was well. In my old days I would have said goodbye and never thought about it again, these days I’m much nicer so we spent the night chatting it up, another good friend made. I wanted to like her so that was disappointing on my end but the one thing on my mind the whole time was Newton’s Law, it’s becoming my obsession – an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon. How can I possibly be bothered by a situation that doesn’t work out if I’m in motion pursuing one that does?
A person actively trying to do something about their circumstances will eventually get momentum on their side and get exactly what they’re after. Disappointment, rejection, worry and most of the details therefore become inconsequential. Now on the other hand, if I sit in my home dwelling on details, wondering why and all the other trappings of becoming a slave to your mind, I will literally create a different world and limited perspective where rest only creates rest.
Time keeps on moving, the world keeps on turning, the moment is constantly changing and as they say, you can never go back home. We tend to look at life this concrete thing – we say that’s life. However, life is nothing but a lot of moments put together. That means you can essentially time travel between things, jump in and out of worm holes to change circumstances. We can be interstellar with our own thoughts, progress and emotions. The compound effect will either be working with you or against you but where you are now does not define where you can be but you have to get on the offensive right now. Life is often like riding a bicycle, all you have to do to maintain your balance is keep moving, enjoy.