ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I Can Tell Your Future

Updated on January 27, 2012

100% Guarantee


I hope you are sitting down because I am about to predict your future with 100% accuracy. YOU are going to DIE! How soon? That’s a matter of opinion. How long has the universe been around? Billions of years? How long have men been walking upright? Thousands of years? Got your attention now?


Instead of thinking that you are the most important thing in the world, why don’t you consider detaching from your life for a moment? I’m not talking suicide. What does that really do, except keep you from reading on? I’m talking about detaching from the hub bub and the “OMG”s it ten and I haven’t done a THING today” attitude that too many people live with.


This morning I was driving down a really pretty road with the sun coming up in to my eyes. I was completely in to the driving experience and I was going slower than the speed limit. I was brought out of my bliss for as long as it took to notice a crazy man in my rear view mirror, who was obviously all about saving the world from serenity. Horn honk, finger salute and head shake later, he pulled ahead of me. I looked closely as he whizzed past. He wasn’t wearing a batman suit or a superman cape, but he was wearing a scowl given to him as an “I love you” present from his girl friend who had had caught him cheating with her husband. That’s not PC. Maybe his pants were on fire, or he had to go potty.


In any event, I felt glad that this hero was out saving the universe, so I didn’t have to. I blessed Dr. Me with a prayer and gratefully told HP that I was appreciative of not being part of the race to the grave.


What’s the relationship of this story to detachment? How about taking a deep breath when the day gets ahead of you? How about remembering that your behavior is your best attempt to get you what you want at a certain time. AHA! “The madder I get the more my blood pressure goes up. The more it goes up, the better a chance of a stroke. Theeeennnn….. I can let someone else save the world.


I was at the cemetery the other morning doing some interviews for a hub about quiet rest. Every dead guy I contacted had the same response when I asked him if all the extra hours at work were worthwhile. Funny thing about dead guys, they either speak too softly for me to hear, or my hearing is off. Thus I didn’t get any good quotes.


I did get some good inspiration though. One headstone read 1889. Another one read 1913. Another AHA moment. Work and fuss and get crazy while you are alive, because once you’re dead, you can sleep all you want.


That makes good sense to me. Problem is that I like birds. I like my kid’s singing. I like beer and my wife’s kiss. I like the uncertainty of not knowing what the weather will be like when I wake up, or if I take a wrong turn, will I see some new vision of the world?


Do what you want. I’d rather enjoy life right now than count on enjoying it tomorrow. Been there and done that, for 34 years in classrooms and jobs. OMG! I have to run! I have a date with my BFF- her name is Life.




Dream big dreams and you’ll see big miracles.


Source

he's got the whole world in his hands

Why are you in a hurry? How do you detach?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Yep, some of us need constant reminding to stop and smell the flowers, or, whatever else it is that we are supposed to be smelling.

      Thanks for the reminder! Voted up and useful.

    • YvetteParker profile image

      YvetteParker 

      6 years ago from AUGUSTA, GA

      Very beautifully done! Thanks for reminding us of what's really important in life. Voted UP.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)