How to Create Immortality Within Your Lifetime

The tangible possessions of tranquility and wisdom.

Embrace that which we do not know.
Embrace that which we do not know.

Plant the seeds of your Immortality in fertile ground.

How to Create Immortality Within Your Lifetime; looks at the journeys that we travel within our lifetimes and why they may not necessarily be the journeys of choice. Each step that we take on our paths, determines what we achieve and what each and every achievement represents to us; as a result of other people we meet along the way. It is how we interact with others, that will determine whether the seeds of our own immortality are planted in fertile grounds and to what degree we help others find their own destinies.

Immortality: What is this thing that is sought by so many in their lifetime and how is immortality the ultimate compliment and testimony of all travelers in this life? Do we even consider the real effect that we are able to impart on others, or do we blindly live our lives without any thought of sharing the power within, to share lessons learned?

Immortality is an earned status within a mortal time; a given memory; given as a result of an event; that moved the hearts, souls or minds of others. In this life we each hold the seeds of our immortality from birth. As a new born child, we use this magic in the ability to convince our mothers, that all she has put up with throughout her pregnancy, was worth every second of it. We sell this message to her through the conveyance of a first cry and in the language of a smile.

Your birth has changed the life of at least one other person, to whom you will always be remembered. In this respect, you have sown the first seeds of an immortality; that will grow in stature in line with the deeds of the life that spans before you. The new born child has made a extremely powerful statement: "Remember Me; for whom I am and how I changed your life."


Do we walk on different paths?

We each follow a path worn by those who passed before us.
We each follow a path worn by those who passed before us.

Do You Tend to Remember People For:

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And of toys when we were young.

Yesterday was but a blink away.
Yesterday was but a blink away.

The deeds of this life determine your immortality.

So in reality, we are born to make an impression on others and to seek recognition from others throughout our lives; in ways that really can lead to the memory surviving long beyond our demise. An opportunity that is available to all of us, if the deeds of our life are such that we are worthy of the compliment. Inherently we all seek to be remembered by others in some way, each time we take the time to interact with another.

Each to their own: What is it that you seek? Do you even realize that you do? Do you tend to want to be the one that stands out from the masses, or do you prefer to be part of the mass? Will you ever know who remembers you beyond this human life? And of the memories held of you: Will they be factual or merely an extension of someone's imagination?

What is it in an interaction that you tend to remember most, in regard to any other party? If you were to survey 1000 people; the majority will tell you that what they remember most in others; is the positive effect that that party has had on them. Of course, we are all able to remember those who have had a negative effect on us; but as we move on, we tend to forget or minimize the negative experiences and replace them with positive events or outlook. If we find that we are unable to naturally do this; then we will be unable to realistically move on along our path, towards our fullest potential in this adventure that we refer to as Life.

How easily we forget our first living acts. As important as they are to our future; they are lost in the mind of an infant who accumulates all other information on offer; during the early stages of life. We simply do not remember that our first smile changed the world. As we grow, we replace previous information with newer information; all that in some respect will be relevant to the next stage of our growth. Why do we choose to stop growing at times in our lives?

Why do we doubt the power of just being ourselves and why do we withdraw from others, in fear that we will not be accepted, if our experiences fall outside of what others consider to be socially acceptable? Why do we not embrace the life of another whose color or culture varies from our own? Why do we let religion or politics stand us apart from each other? Why do we choose to not understand the richness of all life; in its own environment, for its own purpose on earth? Why do we find it so hard to reach out with a compliment or a smile, such as we learned as a new born? So many questions considered to be irrelevant to our own 'success' as measured by or as dictated to, by the peer groups that we call our own.

Life: Is Art and Hamanishi's Flow.

Seek a balance in your journey that will keep your path in sight.
Seek a balance in your journey that will keep your path in sight.

How do you feel when someone compliments you?

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The power of a compliment.

Each day we miss the majority of opportunities to share with another; the many things that we are able to offer that person; if only to make their life better. We have conditioned ourselves to not give; without expectation of a reward. It has become acceptable practice that for each person that we spend a fraction of our lifetime with; we tend to personally wish to gain an immediate benefit from; yet being more open would often give us far more return in the longer term.

It costs nothing to compliment any person that you meet. If you take the time to know that person; you will generally always be able to find in them, a positive reason to give them a positive compliment. Within a split second of meeting someone else; a genuine smile cuts across every boundary that we confine ourselves to. It is a compliment that you may always be remembered for. A single genuine statement that carries so much power and tells another who you are, without a word spoken. It will make you unique when compared to others; if you are not afraid to give without expectation of reward.

A smile is nearly always returned and when it is conveyed with kind words; you have the power to connect with any living being that you choose to. You have the power to show another, why they should remember you and that they are worthy of the act of you remembering them.

Do not consider where the compliment will take You; that is not the purpose of it. The purpose is solely to demonstrate your appreciation for the opportunity to give something that has the potential to impact positively on another. Most people choose not to take the opportunity; generally only because they are afraid to, or feel they may be rejected by the action. We all know how to make someone appreciate us; but for whatever reason, most take the opportunity to avoid: the opportunity to be appreciated. One is lucky if able to not fear the power of a compliment, nor shy away from giving of one's heart to another in need. To treat all as you would have them treat you and to always be the strength of one to whom a broken soul can rely and rebuild on.

The maze we build around us.

Step outside the maze that holds you; to find that nothing holds you: But yourself.
Step outside the maze that holds you; to find that nothing holds you: But yourself.

Your Affirmations should support the path you hope to find yourself on.

Use affirmations to help identify and seal your destiny and to endorse your chosen paths.

For Example: "Immortality: What is this thing that has lead me here. I have sown so many seeds on my journey. I have done so; to reap the crops of wisdom and to remain; merely a humble man. For I have learned from pain and love and from time. For I have so many words to give all who would hear me and I have my smile to give those who would not. I do not seek immortality to be thought of as better than others, nor to be a master. I seek an eternal life of wisdom and tranquility, in which I can enhance with all my ability, the wonders and beauty of this world and to always know that my journey in the end will, take me home."

Happy Trails.

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Immortality sounds like a very lofty goal, and not one that I would seek. Living a life of wisdom and tranquility, as you suggest, is something I would rather aspire to. To be at peace with oneself is to be at peace with the rest of the world. Again, you make us think Pearldiver. :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thankyou FP.. Where would life be if we had all the answers yeah? I'm glad you it made you think.. I enjoyed writing this. Take care.


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dianacharles 7 years ago from India

'Your birth has changed the life of at least one other person, to whom you will always be remembered. In this respect, you have sown the first seeds of an immortality; that will grow in stature in line with the deeds of the life that spans before you.'

Wow...lovely thoughts. Yes, I believe in the power of the kind word, the smile, the compliment.Beautiful hub Rob.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Thank you Diana, It is what I believe in words from the heart. I knew you do.. I read your Hub on motherhood remember. Thank you for your kind words.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I believe in the words of the Dali Lama "kindness is my religion". Your article was beautifully written with a depth one can feel; the kind of thoughts I enjoy reading. When I read works such as yours and that of a few hubbers, I know there is beauty in the hearts of others, no matter what is happening in our world.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Cheers VioletSun for your kind words and your wisdom. Glad you enjoyed.


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

To me a body of immortality requires firstly the transformation of my thoughts and emotions as the first step. I'll go for that first. Such a lofty aspiration to transform subtle bodies to achieve immortality. Part of me is cooked, just have the other half to go. The alchemy of the soul - the ultimate for the human condition.


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BirteEdwards 7 years ago

Anoter gem from the pearl.

I have always wondered about this insatiable quest we humans have for immortality. But there really are many ways of being immortal, and the impact we leave on others is probably the closest and best form of immortality.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

Very well written deep and genuine sentiments Pearldiver. Although I rarely consider the immortal potential my words and actions may have, your statement: “The purpose [of giving a compliment] is solely to demonstrate your appreciation for the opportunity to give something that has the potential to impact positively on another” is beautiful. In truly attempting to improve another’s moment in time as we cross paths, I’ve found my own life improves dramatically.

A group I was in once was challenged to prove the law of cause and effect through simple compliments for a week. They suggested we make a point to express our appreciation at least once a day. In the spirit of the desired outcome and for it to be a true challenge, I took it a step further, deciding to genuinely express gratitude to everyone I came in contact with. I.e. If I saw a teller stressing, I’d honestly assess the situation and offer condolences for the pressure she was experiencing and let her know how well she was doing under the circumstances. The calm that would come over her was an amazing reward. After a mere couple of days, I almost couldn’t handle all the compliments I began receiving!

I too seek a life of wisdom and tranquility which, for a type A personality, has meant embracing change with open arms :)  AWESOME VIDEO! Thank you for all of it… my smile is broadened :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

THanks Jewels - I agree, but I am not suggesting that Immortality is the Goal. The point lies in the fact that from birth we have 'immortality' in that we are remembered by an action. Not in a physical sense but in such of merely a memory. Glad you enjoyed this Jewels and thank you for our comments.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

THank you Birte... That is exactly the point that I am attempting to convey here... So glad you enjoyed this.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

I enjoyed every word of your article, learning from your inner wisdom.

Thank you very much.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sylvia, Thank you very much for your kind words, I enjoyed writing this and it is wrtten from the heart. Yes you picked up exactly what I meant in regard to immortality: it is developed from how we act towards others that creates the memories of others towards us. So glad you enjoyed it and you will find what you seek, you will see. Thanks again for your support.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Tatjana - Mihaela

Thanks for viewing this and your kind words. I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. Thanks for your support.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

To enhance one life, to be remembered by one person as someone to whom I made a difference for the better. To live in such a way that my memory will have put a smile on one person's heart. That is a life worth living, to me. We affect more people than we will ever know, both for the better and for the worst, may the better out-weigh it all, indeed!

Thank you PD for giving us things to ponder this day!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

THanks Candie for your words and your support. Glad you enjoyed it.


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goodfriendiam 7 years ago

I don't know what to say, except I am happy that I am finding others that share the same spirit. And to know that there are more people out there, then I thought. Sometimes when you don't have anyone to share, stuff like this, you begin to wonder, how many people are there that truly think like this. But since I have signed up with hubpages, I have meant a few and new ones everyday.


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Goodfriendiam, Thank you. We are writers. I guess that gives us licence to share our knowledge, wisdom or crazy ideas, to those who would seek answers to the way they think within the spirit of the words that we offer!

Don't be surprised; enjoy the experience, share what lies within your heart and be open to recieve. If so; you will never need to look back on your journey.

Cheers for reading my works and more importantly, for your objective comments. Take care.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

My immortal soul's place is the reason I live as I do...I do not forget my goals! This is a beautiful hug and one that should be read more than once...there is soooo much good information here. Thanks, Pearldiver! Truly a wonderful hub!! :D


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Oh Kari.... Yum.. You enjoyed my Hug!! And you have also liked my Hub!! I'm becoming more immortal with each compliment lol. Thank you for your kind words and for finding the subtle clues within the body of words.

Pack your bags.... I'll see you in the spring...lol.


Sidney Rayne 7 years ago

I thought I just had to get bitten by a vampire....glad I read this! Great piece of writing here Pearldiver and I really wanted to point out the section entitled: "The Power of a Compliment"...you made a lot of valid points in the simplicity that lies behind the power of a smile. It takes a truly genuine soul to give without the thought of ever receiving. Great read mate!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sidney Rayne.. Thank you for taking the time to read this and to compliment me on this hub. As people we are often found to fall short in our own potential and that of others. The sadness of this is that we then tend to remain ignorant of the true value of others and ultimately: Ourselves. Glad you enjoyed the bite!


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Ms Chievous 7 years ago from Wv

Treat others as you want to be treated.. kind of my mantra for life..I partiuarly liked the part of the hub that states how we try to make people appreciate us but don't take the time to be appreciated as a mom and social worker this is so true...


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Ms Chievous, Thanks for reading this and for becoming a fan. I have liked your avatar and name from the first moment I saw them; I know that I will enjoy reading your works. Of course treating others as you wish them to treat you, doesn't always work... many times you are left asking yourself; "Why was I nice to that Ratbag?" But yep, being appreciated makes up for those occasions. Take care.


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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

At some point while reading some of your other work, I thought to myself, here is a truly gifted writer, because you write from a deep, deep place in your heart. I am awed by some of your thoughts and must say, I never thought of a baby's first smile as immortality, but I understand what you are saying.

not only the first smile, but the first look in the eyes, the touch of the tiny fingers. you are right. beautiful!


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi rebekahELLE, Thank you so much for your kind comments; I am humbled by your words, as I have no idea how to measure my work. I just write from the heart. If my works make people take a moment to think deeper; then for me, I have succeeded in a positive way. Take care & enjoy your life and your immortality.


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

What a pleasure to read such beautiful writing and such great words of wisdom. Your talent is a gift and the fact that you generously share it with us makes it part of your immortality. Thank you, Sir.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Petra, Wow.. Thank you for your awesome comment here, I'm glad you enjoyed this work. I think we writers who do share our hearts, do so in many respects unwittingly, to gain a measurable depth of positive charge, that so often can take us and our readers to magical, powerful places, in good company. Cheers Petra.. take care.


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JY3502 5 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

You are one of the deepest thinking writers I have ever read. You are literally able to paint a picture with your words. You are one great writer.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi JY3502, wow.. thank you very much for such a compliment. I merely write from the heart.. it is a deep and vivid heart. I appreciate you reading my work and enjoying those words.. I write them as I see them.. Cheers for taking the time.. Take care.


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sunkentreasure 5 years ago

AWESOME LOVE By BERNARD LEVINE

To go to the ends of the world

to help a stranger

To give someone incredible kindness

they will never forget

To treat animals and all of nature

with respect and compassion

These are the things that give life true purpose.

To value your special uniqueness

as a beautiful child of God

To elevate your mind

with the higher value of integrity

To upgrade your living environment

planting seeds to enrich the soul

To give a child caring devotion

so they feel they are loved

To rise above your circumstances

with faith in the power of God

And with the purity of healing love

in your heart

your life will know no boundaries.

© Bernard Levine


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

I'm not sure whether you read this and wanted to add something as meaningful to the theme of this work.... OR you are merely promoting YOUR work as an adjunct to this Sunkentreasure?? You neglected to comment directly... SO I have assumed in the interim, that you added your poem for the former reason.

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