Rodney, the “daredevil” has a life path. His reckless driving comes from his nature expressed at a particular point in time.
Any outside force such as a belief system to make Rodney “good,” will only repress that daredevil nature.
Once the belief is over, the repression will go away and with that his daredevil nature will be unleashed.
That belief gave him “safety” by delaying the expression of his nature, which could get him into “trouble.”
However, as we know, every experience is beneficial, trouble or not, it is a game in the nature of immortality.
If that repression took place for 10 years, obviously his daredevil nature will be tamed out of age, (getting old) which will give Rodney a different consciousness.
Note how the particular path that will be experienced in Rodney’s life is completely “out of his hands.”
Rodney may go to jail for life. He may experience many accidents or he may not experience nothing at all but a few traffic tickets here and there.
It is all in his destiny… When we see this, we start trusting life and with that, a smile in the face appears. :-)
Any “Life teaching” is just theory until someone has experienced that teaching in his life. Then he can understand the teaching and verbalize it. That is how there are different levels of “Life students” according to their consciousness, the beginning stage is duality. “This is good, that is bad. This is wrong, that is right.”
At the same time, do we see that nothing experienced is “good or bad” in itself, but just another tool that life has to change our consciousness? There are consequences, of course which are material for further lessons. Do we see that because we are inter-related, a change in a person will affect others as well, who are closely related with that person?
It is the domino effect.
Consciousness is eternal. The “soul” is eternal. Matter is eternal (cannot be destroyed neither created) then we may realize this:
Why some individuals put so much emphasis in destruction? The Armageddon is near…
Obviously because their consciousness does not allow them to see how everything is eternal. Everything changes but it is eternal.
To put emphasis in destruction is like living life with fear to die at any moment.
“Don’t enjoy now because you are going to die anyway and you should worry about your future, about what happens after you live this life.” “You will be in a better place than this world, Paradise… but you can lose it if you don’t do enough to deserve it.”
The fear of death is used as a powerful motivator for an ego to “do something” about it.
You need to get salvation and to save others as well… so you get a “golden star” in your chart of your ego-good-deeds…
However, that individual does not realize about his own immortality. That individual is unwilling to trust life and the experiences in it when is trapped in duality and the belief that “this is good and that is bad.” His ego wants a better ” heavenly job” in the “future.” A place near the CEO, God… That ego must survive for the future through repression now!
That is the irony.
Destruction in Nature, is another way to re-create again. Suffering is another way to learn about the “I” and the extension of it in our lives. Suffering is how we realize about that “I.”
Everything is as it should be. That is the perfection of this experience, which we call life.
Someone may ask: “What is the point of life if we are going to die?”
A: To discover that there is no death when the “I” dies. Living life is the path to that discovery.
Q: If there is no death, what do we do, what is the “right thing to do “ in life?
To enjoy every moment of it as it “is.” That requires a different consciousness.