The Immortals

Posted on the 08 October 2014 by Luciano Pacini
The ImmortalsOn my last post I was trying to explain why "you are renting your life". This concept has sparked some interesting reactions from you and my nice readers. For this reason I want to start my new post with this preface. Is necessary to say something about my writing style that actually has a lot of similarities with my spoken. My words are not just concerned with information so when you read me often my purpose is, metaphorically speaking, to hold your hand and to walk with you into your consciousness, or at least towards it. I really want to give you a certain taste of this enlightenment. On the other hand you can take it easier and you can read me as you can read something that it just stands out from the crowd. I guess you can find those two levels of reading here…or even more, because you can mix them. With my thoughts I can inspire you, therefore the amazing thing is that each of you have different answers, in this way there is a fair exchange of emotions among us.
After this necessary introduction now I want to get back to the topic. I was talking about my concept of “renting your life”. Beside the fact that I enjoy using allegories, what I meant you can understand through different ways, some of them are more metaphysical and others are more pragmatic. I know very well that it would have been easier if I had just said: “You are the owner of your life!”; how effectively it can be and I will write also something about, but as well you know me, I usually prefer to get into more unexplored concepts.It is obvious that you are the owner of your life, for the simple fact that life is yours, but what I was referring to it is what I can call “the freedom of action”.Some people say: “Came on, you can reach any target!” This is true, but you should admit that not everything depends on you! In this world exist countries, nations, societies, politicians, religions and many other things; you are a part of all this system. Try to think at how many duties you have and you will understand easily: working and paying taxes are just two simple examples. It doesn’t exist only you, if anything, your good capacity must be how to be able to interact with other people; everything start from being aware of yourself though. In this sense of course you are the owner of your life and everything depends on, on your skills, on dealing among you and all the rest of the Universe.On the other side it happens that people live often a life based about the illusion to do what they truly want. You can do it, but only in the context of this life. And remember that you always need others. Like me, I really enjoy writing my blog and of course everything start from me, but I need also those whom read me; it is also thanks to you that I have this motivation.I think that is not nice to hear that you are not completely the owner of your life, and I know also why. Just because this statements is perceived as something of negative, but is not like that, on the contrary this awareness should motivate you to improve yourself on the right directions.Anyone who tells you easily: “You can do everything!”, sometimes they tell you just because they don’t want to have too much responsibility on your decisions. It 's so simple to say! It is what I call “rhetoric”. The person will be happy for sure, even if they know it is not true, but in any case is nice to hear it.The life is like when you find many streets with different directions in front of you, in those cases you ask yourself where to go. I am convinced that you want to choose the best for you, you don’t want just convince yourself that it is the right one just because is the one that you have just chosen.I say this to show you that at the end I am even more optimistic of those whom can just pretend to motivate you; I am more because I don’t hide troubles, if not it would be superficial and intellectually incorrect; it is important to understand what obstacle are in your life, in this way you can overcome them. There is another point that I want absolutely clarify; you must know your limits but don’t use them to blame others. I mean that sometimes people give the fault of their failures just to circumstances, that is definitely wrong.You can be optimistic or pessimistic, you  can be  how you want but the best is not to be “superficially optimistic” or “superficially pessimistic”; in the first case, you pretend that everything is ok because you want to hide your limits, you don’t want to deal with them; in the second case you don’t want to feel guilty for your failures and so you blame for that everybody around you.So it is important to admit that life can be complicated sometimes; there is nothing bad on it, doesn’t mean that life is ugly, instead of I am sure that it can be beautiful.Certainly there are many existential questions that humans had always wondered to. I suppose one of the biggest, that it had brought people to creates different cultures is the curiosity about what might happen after the death. For many people this can be a big limit, because the life looks like meaningless; I think this is a thing that brings them to live a mediocre life, like if what only matter is enjoying this moment because when you will leave your house, that is this world, nothing of you will be left, at least in appearance, as a person who is evicted from home. Anyhow there have been some great people whom have “made ​​the difference” throughout the history and some of them there are also doing now while I am writing and you are reading. What does drive them to do so much? I can have an answer to all of that.To make an example you can choose the person whom you prefer. I am sure there is somebody, in the past or now, that you admire, keep in mind who you want. Is not important the singular person, because all of them have one thing in common, so don’t be distracted into what exactly they are, but focus yourself on what they do.The evidence that the “soul” of those people exist is in the fact that the animals and the things can’t create what I am talking about. “We are a lot”, we have memory, we have past, future, we are conscious to be here now and what sets us apart from all the rest is the awareness of ourselves; we smile, we cry, we have books and a lot of good things. I don’t know to whom you were thinking, I can tell you about me, I have chosen Michelangelo. Where is he now? I guess you can’t even find the dust of his bones, however you can still see him through his masterpieces. We are so weak and limited and we depend a lot by the time, but the incredible fact is that we are able to create things that are destined to win any type of slavery. Your body disappears, but what you have created remains. The “soul” is not a set of neurons or a biochemical process destined to “die with death”. I am thinking about a possibility of immortality that can be different from any other philosophical or religious statement. What I am talking about is something achieved through the works. I am sure that a person can succeed in what I call a “mysterious alchemical and metaphysical operation” of transferring the “soul” from the body to a great “work of art”. The “ideas” of those whom have done immortal things are still here with us.This is like a journey into this enigma; however I know that in some people the “soul” doesn’t exist but in some other it resists…and it resists into what they have done of great.
The Immortals
In the 1st photo: "The Master" walks on a fieldIn the 2nd photo: "The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo

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