posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 01:55 AM
Now I know I might get shot down with this theory. However, I would like to share my thoughts in the matter of life's meaning. This is not a thread
about how everything came to be, or who created God if God created us. This is more or less an idea I had while working at my boring job (Lots of
time to think about random things).
Here it goes....
I was thinking negatively about my life, and how things could be different. When all of a sudden I felt lucky to be human. If you thought about it,
deeply thought about it, we are all very lucky to be human. So with this in mind, I started thinking about my purpose and why we are all here to
I have thought about this for all my life and nothing really clicked until I had this thought. What if the meaning of life is......Self
"Self realization" you say, yes the awarness of one's self.
Now think about this....
For this theory to be possible ideas such as reincarnation must be standard in this scenario. You start life as a single cell organism, move up the
ranks, become an amoeba or something, then a shrimp, then a small fish ect. Every life body has a purpose no matter how small, as long as it's on
the track of self awareness. Every step along the way, even at the life stage of a frog, will bring meaning as long as the big picture is in view and
you are gathering knowledge along the way, even if that knowledge seems pointeless to us. For instance, We couln't appreciate this body and mind if
we didn't have the life of a frog. Ultimately becoming intelligent enough to form abstract thought, such as this idea. (I am in no way saying that I
am intelligent, I am saying that I have come a long way from being a single cell).
The whole point is like one giant lesson. And the ultimate goal is awareness of self.
I am not talking about seeing your reflection in the mirror and realizing that its you staring back. I am talking about the kind of self aware that
realizes that you are part of this infinate universe.
So us humans being on the top rung of this life ladder, must be considered lucky and fortunate to have had all past lives played out and ready to
become "aware" of this whole process. In the same light, this theory gives purpose to all living things big and small.
Logically, given this scenario, humans that don't become aware of themselves, will be given a new human form when they die to start the process again
until they become "enlightened" as such.
This whole idea floating in my brain makes sense when I think about it. Its incredibly hard to express the thought I have in these few words, I have
done the best I can. If someone has a question about this theory that I have not explained well or elaborated on, then feel free to express
What do ATS'ers think?