“I don’t know what transcend means,” he said.
“It means we can easily transcend our circumstances or what happens to us. We can rise above things, accept a loss…”
I elaborated to explain that this isn’t some kind of holy thing. Oh, I had a bad childhood, but I transcended it. “Transcend” in my mind, means a lot more than that. Here’s my weird example:
My husband has a story he tells. Some kid at school stole his coffee-milk, made by his mother, and put into his Bonanza thermos.
He wound up hopping on top one of tables in the lunch room, where this crime occured. He then ran across the tops of the long row of tables, leaping on to the kid who stole his milk, and knocking him to the ground.
He proceed to punch the kid with with his fists, until he retrieved the stolen goods. He was six years old.
He got in a lot of trouble for this…Catholic school, I think. He was in trouble, but what happened is his instinct kicked in. He’d cried and complained about the thermos, to some teacher of attendant in the lunch room. But they weren’t going to do anything about it, so he took the matter into his own hands.
He knew for sure, one man should not take another man’s coffee-milk, never mind his Bonanza thermos, given to him by his mom. So in that moment, he transcended the norm for the environment and he did what he knew was right to do, internally.
I consider this “transcendent”.
My husband and I both like to get along with people, but we’re not going to be easily held down, or held back from living our true selves and/or doing that we know in our hearts to be the right thing to do. Both of us will readily accept the consequences of our actions. It’s a flying leap and we’re gonna take it.
I see people who yearn for this kind of experience. They want to achieve something that will allow them to transcend something else, that’s holding them back.
I don’t know why transcendence comes easily to some while others feel “bound” no matter what they do. I do know this is a Saturn Neptune phenomena.
Are you a transcendent person? Have you tried to be?