Originally posted by -0mega-
as ultimately there will most likely be a losing battle to be fought, which is when 'fate' kicks in, and you have to accept your loss.
Yes, that's just it.
I don't know, of course, whether this is really true, but it was this sort of thoughts (prompted by situations irrelevant at this point) what
compelled me to voice this question.
Only, I don' think »death« (BTW, I am not at all convinced that it is inevitable – and you're welcome to think I am a fruit loop
necessarily the final, the ultimate »enemy« here.
(Nor do you, if I understood correctly the implications of your reply.)
On the other hand... what about all those secret yearnings that seem to have come from nowhere – that seem practically »inborn«?
Only some can be attributed (however speculatively) to influences too early to be present at a conscious level.
There ARE others that seem to be somehow an integral part of the »baggage« that we bring into this world.
(A long time ago, when I relied on my rational mind only, I used to think we were »blank slates«; I don't anymore. And I don't mean past lives,
not in the sense it i usually discussed, i.e. in terms of reincarnation.)
Anyway, those »yearnings« (and I am NOT speaking about simple »desires«, or »needs«), those (actual) fleeting visions of a future that I am sure
many – possibly not all – people have... what about them?
How valid are they as a »compass«, as a guide to which we should align? Because the truth is, they sometimes feel VERY relevant, fatefully relevant,
if you'll excuse the pun – and yet, very often they end up being »overpowered« - or simply »ignored« - by a totally different course of
And the same goes for fears, apparent »presentiments« of unpleasant situations (in the distant future – I am not talking about the immediate
future, where they could be simply a subconscious or even conscious acknowledgment of things that could go wrong in a currently evolving situation).
"Memories" of deep sadness - from a future that is yet to be.
(Or is it?)
Where do THEY come from?
I am not sure this is even intelligible to anyone outside myself...
And, as I said in my OP, I do have a viewpoint on this, but I'll leave it for later on.
BTW, I replied to this post only – for the moment being – because it resonated very directly with the specific train of thoughts that brought me
It doesn't mean that I don't find the other replies »uninteresting« or anything. It just means it's late.
And I will be back.
In the meantime – thank you so much, everyone.
[edit on 1-10-2008 by Vanitas]