Why be born in the first place?

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Re: Why be born in the first place?

Postby KathleenBrugger » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:15 pm

Fore wrote:At death when this thought formation arises, the frequency it carries will be attracted to the plane of existence that is its match...Use your time wisely to purify the mind, you never know what's lurking in there. BWAHAHAHAH!!! :twisted:

:D I've had this same conception of the after-life. At one point I was really into coffee and I imagined my last thought being, "Man I could use a cup of coffee right now," and I'd be back at this level just for another cup of joe.
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Re: Why be born in the first place?

Postby treasuretheday » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:57 pm

smiileyjen101 wrote:The privilege of a lifetime
is to become who you truly are.

Carl Jung

And, Joseph Campbell wrote: The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. :)
Life itself is the proper binge.
-Julia Child
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Re: Why be born in the first place?

Postby treasuretheday » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:07 pm

Poet Billy Collins suggests we get the afterlife we imagine we will:

The Afterlife

While you are preparing for sleep, brushing your teeth,
or riffling through a magazine in bed,
the dead of the day are setting out on their journey.

They're moving off in all imaginable directions,
each according to his own private belief,
and this is the secret that silent Lazarus would not reveal:
that everyone is right, as it turns out.
you go to the place you always thought you would go,
The place you kept lit in an alcove in your head.

Some are being shot into a funnel of flashing colors
into a zone of light, white as a January sun.
Others are standing naked before a forbidding judge who sits
with a golden ladder on one side, a coal chute on the other.

Some have already joined the celestial choir
and are singing as if they have been doing this forever,
while the less inventive find themselves stuck
in a big air conditioned room full of food and chorus girls.

Some are approaching the apartment of the female God,
a woman in her forties with short wiry hair
and glasses hanging from her neck by a string.
With one eye she regards the dead through a hole in her door.

There are those who are squeezing into the bodies
of animals--eagles and leopards--and one trying on
the skin of a monkey like a tight suit,
ready to begin another life in a more simple key,

while others float off into some benign vagueness,
little units of energy heading for the ultimate elsewhere.

There are even a few classicists being led to an underworld
by a mythological creature with a beard and hooves.
He will bring them to the mouth of the furious cave
guarded over by Edith Hamilton and her three-headed dog.

The rest just lie on their backs in their coffins
wishing they could return so they could learn Italian
or see the pyramids, or play some golf in a light rain.
They wish they could wake in the morning like you
and stand at a window examining the winter trees,
every branch traced with the ghost writing of snow.
Life itself is the proper binge.
-Julia Child
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Re: Why be born in the first place?

Postby SandyJoy » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:03 pm

Treasure, that poem reminded me of another great little book, called Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman. A mystical and interesting take on how nothing is really what it appears to be. I read it a long time ago, but still have my copy and always liked it.

Thanks for that great poem, quite fun imaginings. His poem makes me think how we might move on from here to find our self in that Cantina scene in Star Wars. :lol:

Life is such a magic Love adventure.
You are not finished, until you play in that meadow and live there. You can, you know. But only you can take yourself there.
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