Ultimate Fulfillment 49

by Christopher Lovejoy on March 15, 2015

This past week saw me add a little more content to my resource on coming to terms with fate, with a view towards clarifying the distinction between soul and spirit with reference to a True Self.

Basically, my next step is to unify and apply these four facets of a cosmic perspective: a cosmic true self holding a cosmic worldview living a cosmic life and lifestyle on a cosmic field of play.

Aside: as preparation, I strongly recommend that you read or review my posts on my notion of the cosmic field of play, from Ultimate Fulfillment 22 to 30, especially Ultimate Fulfillment 29 and 30.

Certainly, your legitimate needs and genuine desires are involved in this integration and application, but with respect to fate, time also figures into weaving together the basics, essentials, and ideals.

For many of us, most of the time, time is linear; we follow clocks and watches almost daily as we go about our days. Some would even say that we are slaves to this relentless passage of time.

For some of us, some of the time, time is timeless; we get lost in what we love to be and do, losing any and all sense of time as we allow a carefree timelessness to wholly embrace our being and doing.

For a fortunate few among us, time is organic; in this view, we play with multiple timelines. These timelines are construed as proposals rather than as opportunities to settle on a fixed pathway.

Let me briefly illustrate what I mean.

We might look at life and see a mess of contradictions or inconsistencies, or, we might look at life and see a mostly beautiful and seamless unity in harmony with a desired lifestyle.

I say “mostly” because I have yet to meet anyone who is wholly satisfied and fulfilled with every aspect of their lives and/or lifestyles.

Even with a personal contentment rating of 95 and a personal need for improvement rating of 5, we might wish to consider the following basic timelines for coming to terms with Lady Fate:

timeline 1: status quo
“keep everything the same”

timeline 2: make a plan
“everything is a choice”

timeline 3: fresh start
“just walk away from it all”

Timeline 1 might appeal to someone with a personal contentment rating (“PCR”) of 95, while timeline 3 might appeal to someone whose perceived contentment rating is a mere 5 out of a 100.

Even so, there might be a case to be made for someone whose PCR = 5 to consider timeline 1 by occupying a position (at least for a time) at or near the top left corner of the cosmic field of play.

For everyone else, timeline 2 seems like a good bet, but this would involve an artful, skillful compromise between (a) “keeping everything the same”, and (b) “just walking away from it all”, such that you would be (a) resisting the status quo to some extent, and (b) resisting a fresh start, at least to some extent.

To prepare the ground for playing with these timelines, I invite readers to complete the instrument I developed for coming to terms with fate called The Scales of Fate (if you haven’t already).

Note: my evolving outline on the ultimate in personal fulfillment can now be found here, accessible from the nav menu under “Be Here Now”. I’ll be sure to inform readers of any updates.

Next: Ultimate Fulfillment 50

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective

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