Left, Right or Forward – Our Blind Date with Unipolarity

Left, Right or Forward – Our Blind Date with Unipolarity
March 19, 2020 drohenebaanyaniboadum

I wish I was 20 again, so I could know to do better. I wish I was 30 again, then I’d have been smarter. I wish I could be 40 for just a year, and there dare my mind those decisions again. But such is the enigma of life. Such are the perils that line the path of humanity. Man’s frailty, not in muscle, no, not even in wisdom or strength, but in our humanness being so unipolar; left, right, forward or backward, but never left-right, forward-backward, or any other. And once you choose one, you cannot tell what the other would have been nor what you are on to be.

It has to be one and cannot be otherwise. When you try to have both, you’d hear the sages say to you: “You can’t eat your cake and have it.” So it has to be singular and this remains our greatest conundrum. When we turn left, we sentence ourselves to fate, one unknown, yet boldly faced. We may rejoice for a while, but we know not what lay on the other paths. And even so, we dare not turn back to catch the other train, breaking the rules of no-return. If we do, we do so only to realize midway that the train took off, and there we ruin our waste in furtively turning back and sob ourselves into oblivion.

“Turn back, withdraw, divorce, forsake, break-up, let-go,” and many more voices run through a million minds – the pure/impure, saved/unsaved, rich or poor, all face this same fate of human unipolarity – left, right, forward or backward, and the results of our choices stare us down to shame. No matter which one we choose, with time we grow wiser than when we began, knowing better than when we started. And gaining a better insight into our unipolar humanity, we wish we could do it all over again. But no! It’s a one-way path, many trail behind you, and you can’t just turn back even though wiser now.

Should we turn back the hands of the clock a thousand times for you, soon you’d realize that with each rotation comes the loss of gained understanding and potpourri of experience. Alas! You are back where you started and ready to decide again, whether to go left, right, or forward. And suddenly Tabula rasa! Naive and fledgling like you were before. Only this time you are more confused. Still, you know not what lies on the other paths, and you realize, the experience gained and the wisdom accrued, though birthed in pain could only make the life ahead of you better and not what is past. There, paled by the vicissitudes of life, you subscribe again to a blind-date with left, right, forward, or center, but now armed with the thought of using your come-what-mays as petals for your next bouquet, your painful experiences to live forward in this unipolarity of humanity.

Comments (16)

  1. Theophilus 7 months ago

    Powerful. Timely message. Bless you Bishop.

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      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 months ago

      Osofo, thanks. Speak soon.

  2. Precious 7 months ago

    Living forward with ‘come what may’ as petals for my next bouquet.
    Lovely read of wisdom. Thank you Reverend.

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      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 months ago

      Blessings Precious.

  3. Ekow Mends 7 months ago

    Well said! Most at times we use our intuitive in making decisions instead of asking God to order our steps. We pray for discerning spirit in making good a detour anytime we feel like going left, right, forward or backward.

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      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 months ago

      Amen, Ekow. Amen.

  4. Humphrey Nai 7 months ago

    Very helpful

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      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 months ago

      Thanks, osofo.

  5. Richard Adigbo 7 months ago

    Awesome piece. Thanks MOG

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      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 months ago

      You’re welcome sir. Grace and peace

    • Alexandria Boateng 4 months ago

      Powerful Piece.God bless you man of God.

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        drohenebaanyaniboadum 4 months ago

        Amen WoG

  6. Stella 7 months ago

    A good read Apostle! God continue with you and enlighten you always.

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      drohenebaanyaniboadum 5 months ago

      Amen WoG

  7. Ghansah Harry 5 months ago

    A good read, Man of God…Life is lived forward but understood backwards. Consistent retrospection and introspection before taking major steps can be very helpful too as we travel this maze of life; deploying the four eyes of leadership :Eye Sight,Insight,hindsight and foresight. Not forgetting ,that many mishaps could be avoided if we ensured a great partnership with God in all our pursuits,understanding the ultimate role of the Holy spirit and penultimate role of Man in direction and execution.

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      drohenebaanyaniboadum 4 months ago

      Amen MoG Harry

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