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10 Second Tom
Published by Jc2412 on April 29, 2009 3:05am.  Category: General

One of my and my wife's favorite movies is 50 first dates...a very romantic and heart warming movie. One of my funniest scenes from the movie is about 10 second Tom, a comical character who has a short-term memory of about 10 seconds:

 

 

I was doing some research today for a presentation I'm putting together for work and I came across an article about a real-life 10 second Tom:

 

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/09/24/070924fa_fact_sacks?printable=true

 

Of course the reality of living in this type of existence is quite different from how Hollywood would portray it, but it hit me that we're all 10-second Toms from the eternal perspective. We're all trying to wake-up to who we are, where we are and why we're here. For some reason reading about the reality for Clive Wearing helped me put it all in perspective and in a way helped me remove some of my fear of death. I don't necessarily have any remembrance of who I am in the greater sense, but I know what I'm part of the creator and why I'm here. Personally, I still have some lingering fear of death. Maybe it's just the fact that I'm still waking up and before my awakening I believed I was all that I remembered. At times my ego tries to hold on to this. I still don't remember past lives or know who I really am in the broader sense. I know that I'm an eternal soul and part of the one infinite creator and that I have a past as well as a future and a part to play in the present. When I try to put it all in perspective the gratitude of being able to live during these interesting times wells up and I know everything is going to be ok.



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