"Man- Poised on the Pinnacle of Time"
by Rev. James Ray Montandon
"Thou knowest what the white haired Melchezedek said when he left this
' Man is born a slave, a slave he dies. Will even death revel to him why
thus he labored in this vale of tears, why thus he suffered, wept and
Since the time of man, wise me, philosphers, religions, governments, and
yes most men and women on the face of the earth have asked "Why am I here?"
I too have faced this questions. There are many answers. The truth is
that there are as many answers as there are people.
Some people look for expression for existence in material possessions.
They seek to gain and to own all that they can. This becomes a hunger for
power, the ability to get more magnified by what they already have. I would
remind all that mans ability to posses is unlimited. Just as sure as Gods
resources are unlimited.
Some look for expression in great glory, so as to be remembered.
No one is remembered. That is no matter how famous or how great you, nor
anyone before you is remembered. Even the great men and women of history
have become just hollow names where the books and the educators fill in their
own hopes and dreams. The life of that person, their hopes their desires,
their true self is not remembered. Everyone is forgotten, in time, once dead.
Some look to religion to find meaning in life. Religion is a cold and
heartless ruler. The substance of any religion is the people in it.
Religion itself is only the institution and a cold and heartless ruler.
Some seek meaning is total service to others and lose any sense of self
worth or value. That is they lose sense of themselves unless it is defined
Some seek meaning in creativity. There is nothing that can be created that
has not already been created. "There is nothing new under the sun"
The Truth of existence, the reason for existence is all of the above and
more. As there are as many reason for existence as there are people, so
each is right in itself.
Reality is because of balance. Balance is the essence of all that is in
its various forms, poured out and overflowing and formed again that the sea
of true presence IS.
We are poised on the pinnacle of time. The forever present. The Truth of
our reality, the meaning of our existence, is that WE ARE, We are the form
in balance with the total, standing forever on the moment. Visualize a
running stream. Into it is thrown a large stone. The water separates and
returns. It continues in its course, but it has been forever altered. Can
it return to before the stone entered it? Can it change what is? The total
of the stream, the past present and future of the stream is changed by the
So to are we. Poised in time and altering and changing, fulfilling all
that we are. This is the reason that we are. This is not an abstract
intellectual point to be dissected. It is the cycle, the spiral of present
"Chaos becomes order, the wheel turns, Luna moves in heaven."
Into this awareness falls the understanding of reality and the tools of
application. Shed are the false concepts which have forged the chains of
fear. This concept is most effectively expressed in the bible as
I AM that I AM
Past tense, present tense -- forever in the present.
"But to apprehend the point of intersection of the timeless with time, is
an occupation for the saint." T.S. ELLIOT
That point of intersection is man. That point of intersection is you.
It is the jewel in the heart of the golden lotus. It is the center, the
It is the "as within so without".
Poised on the pinnacle of time, mankind, man, woman, YOU.