New Life Form

New Life FormIt was a new life form from a rock in Mars… It invaded the space station. Horrific stuff. I stopped the movie halfway through. We have enough new life forms already to try to contain.

Heck, look at the atrocity of the Middle-East. Terrifying things happen every day to innocent people and children. No movie. And more horrific than any special effects can create. The soldier comes back from wherever there is hell and clams up. No one should see what he has. He withdraws to find direction and purpose. He has done his bit…. what about us??

We have allowed ourselves to be so beaten down by the sensitivities of others that we don’t know what we stand for. Those who do are silent. The silent majority accepting the drip torture of inaction.

Step back. Find a mirror. Anywhere. Now. In the gas station…..

Maybe the new life form should be me? One is always concerned with the outside, while the inside drifts….. The oceans inside are often left unsailed….

When you dive beneath a surface you can find a new quiet and new eyes. Any surface.

It takes courage to take that breath, pivot, and descend into the depths at night.

Maybe if you turn and ascend, following your bubbles, the light of a new moon will free you. Maybe you can be a new life form to yourself. A life form that searches for injustice to right, for hunger to feed, for the hurt to console, for anyone to serve.

That is our calling.

That is why we hide so much inside.

All are desperate to be a new life form.


Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 11 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.

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