It is a very old saying that only two things in life are inevitable – Death and Taxes. It is because it is an old saying that, over time, it has become wrong. It was written at a time when people lived only in the physical world and in the physical world those were the only two things that inevitably affected people. But the world changed about 200 years ago with the beginning of the industrial revolution and things moved into the Metaphysical realm. In the metaphysical world only three things are inevitable – death taxes and CHANGE! See how the world changed in the industrial revolution! Huge steps were made forward in thinking and human actions. At the same time huge backwards steps were made too. War became more and more killing instead of tactical. One many could kill 100 men in an afternoon at the end of the industrial revolution, whereas he would have been hard pushed to kill 5 at the beginning of it!
The industrial revolution was really a metaphysical revolution, in that thinking moved from the body to the brain. The body is physical and the brain is metaphysical because the brain uses other ways of knowing about life. One of the first ways is deductive reasoning instead of just the five physical senses of sight, sound, touch taste and smell.
so in the metapjysical world only three things in life are inevitable
The industrial revolution lasted until the beginning of 1900 (the twentieth century) before thinking took yet another change again. In the the twentieth century thinking turned to spiritual (LOVE) even though it took sixty years to manifest in the “hippie” revolution (all you need is Love!) In the love revolution a new element is introduced – LOVE. So in today’s world only FOUR things are inevitable – death, taxes, change and Love! And quite by “coincidence that is also the order of things in life; to overcome death and taxes we have to Change our attitude to one of Love! This must be done at an individual level before it can be achieved at a universal level. We have to think globally, but act locally (on ourselves, not others) The way to internal Love that manifests Peace is repentance an old fashioned word which is defined today as ” involving a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane life” This can also be expressed in another word – change!
Only by changing ourselves within, can we manifest the qualities of Love – things like detachment, compassion, humour, charity (Love in action) etc. within ourselves. Only by manifesting these things in our own lives can we change the lives of others. Only when others can SEE a person who is Whole and Happy can they compare their own lives to our lives! And that is the source of change in the spiritual world. Sooner or later most of us (but not all) get disillusioned with the physical and metaphysical ways of life and start seeking some other way of life. It is only then that we can see what some people are manifesting in the Path of Love! And in seeing that we want to be like them (in our souls and that is a mighty pushing force for change! Lol!) Of course this change comes about through repentance, the regrets of a life not fulfilled and a commitment to a new way of life when we are “reborn” into the spiritual world!
So the list now includes four inevitabilities…
By Moving to Love, death becomes an inevitability that is looked forward too! Because that is our release from earthly life into the next world of spiritual eternity! Love also welcomes change – change in the self, change in the family, change in local society, change in the nation and change in the world!(and that is the order of happening too!)
Because of our Knowledge of release from this earthly life into the next world of spiritual eternity, we get so see the fifth inevitability – transcendence! The rising above earthly things in this life and in the next life. This state is called “Heaven on earth”! So when we do eventually die we are not suddenly awakened to the reality of heaven, but instead it moves from a light to a blazing light. The spiritually sleeping (no one is spiritually dead any longer) move from blackness to blazing light as promised in all the scriptures of God.(“the last to come, is the first to get paid“!) The payment is transcendence into the next world. Obviously those who are living in heaven of earth are more prepared for death than the blind who live in the physical world only. So now we have 5 inevitabilities…
In transcendence death becomes as a memory of yesterday – it was lived, but no longer has any reality in fact.
And those are the five, not the two, inevitabilities of life!