I remember squinting at the alarm clock as I woke up on my 50th birthday. Red glowing numbers came into focus, 4:51. I’m reminded of Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451, and I think about the book that I’m writing with Felicia. I’ve been obsessing over details, and she has been urging me firmly, “Just get it done!”
Rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I contemplate the past half century and I’m grateful for my life, my parents, my family, and my friends. I’ve been gifted with amazing resources. These blessings have given me a rich life; rich in friendships, knowledge, opportunities, and joy. I feel like my life is a gift. I feel like a magnet for synchronicity.
I appreciate that I live in extraordinary times. Just 250 years ago, the fabric of my entire life would have seen very little change. It would be a clone of my father’s life: whatever tools he used in his trade would be the same ones that I would use. Today, technology advances led by the digital revolution are rapidly transforming the way we work, read, shop, and, of course, communicate.
Amidst these dizzying changes, I find it comforting to reflect on things that don’t change. Throughout time, mankind has recognized energies that we call archetypes. Mythology, the study of these archetypes and their similar expression across cultures and timespans, highlights the timeless nature of our collective unconscious. It doesn’t matters whether the hero rides a dragon, a horse, or a Harley. The hero’s journey is always the same—final destination: Home. The hero’s journey is filled with temptations, struggle, loss, gain, more loss, betrayal, allies, foes, mentors, demons, and lovers. The journey rewards the hero with intangible riches—the discovery of an inner power and a mastery and a knowing that they are not separate from the Source of the Divine.
I cannot imagine what the next 50 years will hold for me and for this world. On the quiet early morning of my birthday I manage to pull myself from bed and focus my wandering imagination on the tasks at hand. I finally publish The HCG Guidebook to the Amazon Kindle store. Felicia and I are officially authors! We had two milestones to celebrate that evening, my birthday and our book. Felicia has always pushed me to be my best, and while I sometimes push back, I know in my heart that I’m a better person with her as my wife.
~ by Jane Adams
Time is a traveler.
Where did it go?
It left, but it didn’t
leave you empty handed.
No! It left you with the gift
of beautiful memories
that you can keep
in your heart for safe keeping,
to cherish forever,
Time is a process we have to walk through . . .
Looking back we understand.
About Tony Cecala
Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.