I think I may be one of the only Manitobans to be grateful that our summer that really never was a summer is coming to an end. Why do I say a summer that never was a summer, the weather. Cooler temperatures, more cloud and rain than normal. More rain, higher humidity and more difficult to breathe.
Have my wonkie head going on today. I take pills to help me pass water. Being the sophisticated and technical guy that I am, I call them my “pee” pills. I take them daily but even with that fluid builds up and once or twice a week I take a “big pee” pill. Yesterday, was one of those days. I passed 7 pounds, I weigh myself in the morning and then again at night. That messes with my electrolytes of something and the next day I have the wonkie head.
This is something I wrote a few days ago:
I watched a very interesting TV show last night. It talked about the Mayan calendar, various predictions and all sorts of things I am not even going to get into.
What struck me was when they talked of the great pyramids. It was just full of mind boggling facts and statistics, none of which I can remember other than it truly is an engineering wonder. There were theories put forward on why they were built, how they were built and by whom they were built. Again, I don’t want to get into all of that stuff.
There was one point though, in the discussions of the why they were built that caught my attention and has me thinking. One theory was that the pyramids were built to provide future generations a guide on how we are to survive as a human race. Huh, I am not sure about that either. But apparently there is much study being done to discover what that message may be.
Now, I am not so sure about any of this but just for the sake of discussion assume that is true. No, when I think about it I believe the pyramids do contain an important message, whether or not they were built for that purpose I don’t know. What potential message do I see:
Let us consider the pyramids. A pyramid is a perfect triangle. Upon each succesive layer another perfect triangle is built, just a little smaller than the one below it. This process continues with a continuing series of smaller and smaller perfect triangle until a top is reached high in the sky.
Each side of the pyramid is created exactly equal. As all is equal, no matter which side of the triangle you may be standing on, it would be the same.Being a three sided figure no side directly opposes either of the other two. Each of the three sides is position is slightly different from the adjoining one but no two are directly opposite to each other.
Three different people each climbing the steps on a different side will all eventually face the same climb to reach the same top. The climb would be no easier or harder on any of the sides. No matter which side you are coming from the challenge is just the same, the goal of reaching the top is just the same.
Consider, could a pyramid be similar to the great religions of the world. Religions may approach issues form slightly different angles, but is not the goal of each to help everyone reach the top of the pyramid, being Heaven. Could it be that each step in life, each lesson learned could be compared to each step on the pyramid.
I am certainly no expert on the religions of the world, but I believe. All of the great Religions and Faiths have many, many similarities, true there are differences but the similarities greatly out number those differences. The basic message absolutely none totally directly opposes those of any other, just approached from a slightly different angle.
To climb the pyramid to its peak for any side takes just as many steps, none is shorter or easier than the other, but the destination is the same.
Could we not appreciate that everyone in life irregardless of faith is making the same journey just possibly on a slightly different path. The journey is the same, the destination is the same, just starting out from a different angle. Can we find acceptance in our hearts that all are on this journey irregardless of the angle from which it is approached.
Can we take this to a personal level in our dealings with family, friends and people in general