>The other day I was watching an episode of the TV series Torchwood. This is a spin-off from the long-running Doctor Who sci-fi series produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation in the UK. This series started way back in the ‘sixties, I think. I can remember watching the first episode when Doctor Who emerged from his telephone box which was acutally a space travelling machine. The series in recent times has been given new life by the scripts of Russell Davies. After each of the recent episodes, I used to love watching the background fill-ins on the tricks of the trade in producing all the sci-fi effects in Doctor Who, not least because watching Russell Davies laughing and having such fun with his wonderful scripts was like watching a little boy having the time of his life.
Torchwood is just as entertaining although it can be far more bloodthirsty at times, it’s really for older viewers than the more general Doctor Who. What I found inspirational in this particular episode were the comments of a young man who had died at the beginning but who found satisfaction and happiness with his rather ordinary life just before he finally died for good (if that makes sense, lol) at the end of the programme.
He said, as he vamoosed up into the unknown realms:
“The average life is full of near misses and absolute heights. Yfdou can have a great life and small disasters. Life can be dead ordinary and truly, truly amazing. We are all here now on Earth, so breathe deep and swallow life whole”.
I thought you might like his words and I’m recreating them because I believe that there’s a lot of hooey around about how we can live perfect, happy lives if we just think the right thoughts and concentrate on getting away from poverty by letting go of a “poverty mentality”. What it means in practice is that if you’re poor it’s your own fault. Absolute bollocks.
To be very honest, this whole phrase of “poverty mentality” really gets up my nose. It’s demeaning to the millions upon millions who live good, decent lives. Those lives shouldn’t be defined by whether you have a big house, smart car and your kids go to all the right schools. It’s what’s in our heart and soul that counts and whether we lead kind, loving lives and hold our heads up high regardless of the highs and the lows.
We don’t live our lives in isolation, lives which can be created by just thinking the right thoughts. We come into this life with galactic connections, with connections to our ancestors, with connections to our family and the tribe into which we are born. All these have their own energies with which we inter-act. And this is as it should be. Community is so important. Of course we need to respect our own gifts and talents and purpose. But we do so in order to live with and through love to ourselves and to others, not just to live life solely for our own selfish purposes. Some of the richest people on this planet are the poorest because they lack love and think life revolves around money not people. Conversely, some of the poorest are the richest because they lead loving, productive lives and know that people not money are the source of happiness.
So be who you are and enjoy life to the full as it is now, with as much love, laughter and passion as possible.