The only reason I’m writing this post today is because of this word: Tasked.
I’ve heard it many times over the last few days so that’s the trigger.
And I hear you ask:
“You’re writing a post because you’ve heard the word tasked several times?”
And I reply:
‘Yep it’s that simple.’
The next question that comes to mind is:
“Who’s setting this task?”
And I reply:
‘The universe is setting the task.’
And the next question:
“How do you know it’s the universe?”
And the reply:
‘I don’t, does it matter?’
The only thing that really matters is that you set yourself a task. Without it, there’s little point to life. Without task life is empty and meaningless.
So my task, as is everyone else’s, is to further life. It is actually the most fundamental task, we’re all set from birth, we just don’t often see it that way.
“Life’s task is to further life.”
When we take a moment to think about life on earth we see that every single, living organism, be it a virus, parasite, worm, or indeed human being, is driven mainly by the need to reproduce.
“Evolution see’s to it that the most adaptable, healthy and strong, get to spread their genetic coding.”
In time the weak fizzle out and die. How long it takes, for mother nature to weed out the weakest and least adaptable, is often something we’re unable to perceive of. The process of natural selection happens over many, many years. It’s happening to us now, we just don’t see it. When we look at the creatures on earth, and all the weird patterns, shapes and so on, within the species that live here, we get a sense of how ancient the planet really is. This planet is very, very old.
“In real terms, our evolution is happening all the time, yet due to its time frame, we’re unaware.”
As we now understand, we’re all tasked to reproduce. So is that it, or is there more we can do?
I believe if we include evolution into this task we’ll be getting somewhere. In other words, we must continue to make our evolution something we’re conscious of. We’re certainly conscious when we’re reproducing – and what a beautiful consciousness it is – however, as with all other living beings on the planet, evolution isn’t always so pleasurable.
“Evolution and natural selection teaches us to do without certain things as other aspects change and adapt.”
Let’s take consciousness. To assist with our evolution and future survival we must become more aware. That seems simple enough, and yet how we do this, is not quiet so clear cut.
Raising our consciousness involves cutting back on some of the clutter. In other words, we must become more efficient with our thinking.
Mindfulness is the word we can use to describe this efficiency.
“We’re efficient when we’re mindful of our thoughts and actions because mindfulness reduces waste.”
There is actually a kind of paradox here. You might imagine, that to be mindful of our thoughts and actions, the majority of the time, would take a lot of energy. It does. However, through being mindful – in the long term – we become more efficient due to spending less time in the past or future, or indeed nowhere in particular, through daydreaming. We become more efficient, and waste less time, by keeping our thoughts in the present moment. Practise is the key. The more we do it, the better we become.
Also the process of asking ourselves – from moment to moment – what our intentions are, is a very powerful way of raising our awareness. For example, what is your intention through reading this post? To learn something? Find a way to dismiss it? Be entertained for a moment? To find a way to disprove it and discount it? Perhaps, you’re looking to raise your consciousness too? What is your true intention?
Through raising our consciousness we better guarantee the future survival of our species. Be assured, the process of evolution and natural selection is doing many things we’re simply unaware of. It’s the genes, of those who seek greater awareness of this, that will survive. The task that life has set you.
Are you paying attention to what the universe is tasking you?