Sometimes, I wonder if this life is about developing ourselves as something new, or if we are meant to find out who we've been all along.
Energy is never lost - we have been around forever. Maybe not in this specific form, maybe not in this specific body but every single atom that we are
made of has been around forever, every piece of us has had an immense journey to end up where it is, within us. This fact is fascinating, and
profound.. Yet completely typical..it happens all the time, it has likely always happened, and will always continue to happen.
Within our personal view of time, this process will never stop. Our bodies will decay over time, and we will once again become a part of the world and
Even if this world ceases to exist, the energy that was once a part of us will never cease to exist. We will eventually and inevitably transform into
many forms of energy - and with the vastness of space over a perceived infinite amount of time - the energy that was once us, will be the energy that
gives life to something else, possibly even someone else - our energy possibly even spreading over light years of space.
These thoughts, while scientific in nature, bring about spiritual questions.
Is consciousness a particular form of energy, or is it the exact same as everything else? Does death completely end consciousness, and if so... Does
the journey that the energy within us took, matter?
Or does our consciousness transcend, or find a new host, or have an entire journey separate that of typical matter?
Believing that no part of the journey is significant would be to admit that mankind is not significant, which would be very hard for us to admit, but
in the grand scheme of things... Do we matter? Does the universe care for morality or belief, is there any reward out there or is this all there is?
Does life have some grand meaning?
If so, shouldn't we do all we can to aid our transcendence into something greater? Shouldn't we try out best in this life to ensure that our ultimate
journey is the best it can be ? It seems that if life, if our journey does have a grand meaning, every step has vital importance and we should look
within ourselves to achieve what we are meant to within this short, yet meaningful human existence.
If there is no higher meaning... . Shouldn't we deem our sentience the most important and vital thing in existence? The ability to know we exist, to
ponder such existence and communicate in advanced ways and collaborate and coexist with each other on the same planet, with no definitive proof that
anything even similar to us exists in the rest of the universe.. Is extremely profound.
We, as humans perceive that which is rare to have value, and while the universe itself may or may not be aware of our existence, - we are.
Furthermore, from all data we can gather, we are extremely rare. The ability to know and ponder ones existence is rare even within all of the species
of this world, let alone taking into account our inability to find any other planets with sign of non sentient life.
Therefore, even though we only know our significance to be self-assured, the two possibilities outlined here make that assurance all the more
Either we are here to find our way to the meaning of life.
Or, we are here to define it.
Thank for reading.
edit on 7-3-2016 by deadlyhope because: (no reason given)