To start let’s get one thing clear, much of this physical world makes no sense. Let’s take Birth certificates for instance. The Government and other agencies often use this document to verify identity and as proof of sex. But just what is this document really?
Taken very simply it is a document created at your birth and records your perceived sex based on physical examination by a physician. Usually your relative health is documented, a foot print is taken, the date and time is recorded and for all posterity you exist!
Eighteen years later or more this document is used to verify your identity, but the foot print is no longer useful as you have grown too much. Surgery can change the physical sex, so this is no longer a valid verification of your present identity. You could have healed any wounds present at birth depending on how severe, so this is not necessarily a measure of identity.
So what we really have here is documentation of your identity/condition at birth and does nothing to prove who you are now so many years later. It really is a worthless document. So why is it required to get a passport for instance?
The other issue which confounds me is why the Transgender population is up in arms over the inability to change this worthless document in four US states? I just happen to be from one of these states and I could care less what this document says because it is no longer valid! I am not that person any longer. In fifty plus years I have changed tremendously, and in fact every cell in my body has been replaced multiple times! It has even been proven now that our DNA changes over time and with the effects of the environment, so I ask again, why do we give so much weight to a historical document?
The best course of action for those concerned is to “go with the flow”. Simply find a way around the absurd laws our society has created. If you are so moved, then go out and fight to change these laws, but certainly do not allow these absurdities to disrupt your path or create disharmony in your life.
To truly live in the now we must operate as best we can from this point and not some past idea or future goal. Yes, we remember the past and focus on future goals, but not as some concrete reality, but as an ideal. Life is an experience … a feeling. This is what we mean by the Now. Know in your heart who you are and express this at every opportunity, not to impress others but to fulfill your inner being. Life is too rich to be diluted with inconsistencies.
Sequoia Elisabeth :-)