Birth does not end when the umbilical cord is cut
The umbilical cord is meant to sustain us in the womb when we cannot provide for ourselves
But many never learn how to provide for themselves
And those that do learn how to provide for themselves do not ascend over night
Ascending to the world… ascending to consciousness… is perhaps the most dynamic challenge of our lives
We quickly adjust to the burst of sunlight that assaults our being upon the first few seconds of life…
But in that case we are merely beginning the process of adapting…
Of trying to understand the world around us, ourselves, and how we fit in to this tragic and glorious existence
The ascension requires flexibility, an impertinent constitution, and a mindset dominated by reason and objectivity.
Ascending to the world is like traveling blindly through a dark cave filled with fierce obstacles and being called upon to maintain a steadfast faith in yourself, and the power of your own intellectual reasoning; at times putting aside primal instinct and emotion.
Ascending to the world requires one to make a choice that the purpose of life is not to prepare for the next one, but rather to ascend to this one.