The 3 most majestic birthday gifts

The 2 most majestic gifts of life are Time and Space.

You feel their question hanging in the air:
So, here we are, what are you going to do with us?

They also happen to be the most unforgettable gifts we can give to each other.
Give TIME to a person.
Give SPACE to a partner.

As the saying goes: give a person a fancy sports car, and he will love you for a month. Give him space, and he’ll stay with you forever.

Because sand clenched in a fist, turns wet, dark and slips through the fingers. Held loosely on an open hand, it stays and shines in the sun.

And yet, above it all, that galactic umbrella over all the other gifts: Mystery.
It’s life’s greatest gift to us, and from us to others, and from others to us.
It’s what has kept humanity going.

You’re not going to finish a book, if there’s no incentive of mystery.
The divorce rate goes up, hand in hand with the being connected all the time: the longing no longer has a possibility to grow. It will be a one season flower.

When you find gold, you sit back, become a coach potato – it’s the hunt for gold that makes you live.

Pour your ego out to someone, and they might understand you – and go on the quest for a new mystery. Remain a mystery, and they will love you forever.

You do not love the perfect eyes. You love those with the small squinting light.

You do not love people for knowing everything about them. You love them when you don’t. You love them when you do not put them on a egotistical chain, but give them space. You love them when you do not monopolize their time, but let them be them.

Time, Space and Mystery are also the 3 best gifts you can give yourself.
And the talent to recognize them – and their majesty.

The moment you start recognising these gifts, and give them, your life changes inside out.

Ben

2 thoughts on “The 3 most majestic birthday gifts

  1. Reblogged this on WriteTide and commented:
    “live in such a way that my natural intelligence would be able to look after me as best it could. the way things areis perpetuated by powers with an interest in telling us what they should be rather than what they could be
    the most unforgettable gifts we can give to each other.
    Give TIME to a person.
    Give SPACE to a partner.
    I would never show my face. For then there’s no longer free choice. And no mystery either, and that’s the greatest thing that can ever be given to anyone.
    As in the saying: pour your ego out to someone, and they will love you for a year. Remain a mystery, and they will love you forever.”

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