Friday, May 14, 2010

Itís Already Been Taken Care Of


By CHRIS MILLSPAUGH
Express Staff Writer

I read a news report the other day of a man called Prahlad Jani, age 82, from India, who claims that he hasn't eaten or drunk anything in the past 70 years. He exists entirely on air and meditation. A neurologist has monitored him for the past 30 days, 24/7, and has confirmed that not only is his fast genuine, but no deterioration has been found in his health.

I also have heard of a local man, age 78, who has eaten only fast foods for the past 66 years, smokes and drinks beer five times a week and no deterioration has been found in his health. So, what's it all about?

As I was pondering this dichotomy on Saturday last, a friend of mine told me he had just returned from a seminar where the lecturer had related a very refreshing thought in his address titled, "It's Already Been Taken Care Of." His philosophical outlook on life was that it was pre-destined. It's already been planned out since the beginning of time. In short, there was no reason to worry because everything has already been taken care of, so relax.

Que será, será—whatever will be, will be. Buying the premise that life is, indeed, predestined could make this fretful Ketchumite let out a long sigh of relief. If this is true, we can all finally stop worrying, relax and enjoy life because it's all been taken care of and I'll keep on rambling so that I don't have to end a sentence with a preposition. But, then again, why should I have to worry about that? Worry is such a wasted emotion. It's clogged up my life for years. And for what? Everything that has happened or will happen in the future is the way it's supposed to be. You see? It's already been taken care of—so relax.

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