Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
Question, and this is not meant to be a Debbie Downer.
Now that so many of you have come to the realization that "we are One, One is us, we are God, etc.", what do you do with that?
If being born here is a gift and we are to experience it, has anything changed other than your philosophy?
I mean you still get hungry, you still suffer, you still have joy. You're still going through the same things everyone else has and will.
What does this divine knowledge provide?
No worries, it's a very valid question. As a couple of people already pointed out, this realization changes the way you look at the world and how you
feel about the things that happen to you. You still have to live within it's "physical" confines and rules, but it makes it a bit more bearable. It
helps you understand why we should treat each other better, why we should be more forgiving toward each other, and why it's important not to fret over
certain things that we perceived to be huge problems, when in reality they're not all that bad. It makes you appreciate life a little more. Whether or
not the experience uncovered a truth, it still had a very positive effect on me, and I'm sure others who have had a similar experience feel the same.
It's incredibly difficult to describe what it felt like. It's like trying to describe an alien landscape made of shapes the human eye had never
perceived before. If you've never tasted sugar, how do I describe to you it's sweet taste? Know what I mean?
P.S. If you want to think of it as a religion, I guess you could. I would describe it as a philosophy or a new way of life. I wouldn't necessarily
want to gather in a spot with thousands of people and pray. I had the urge to share it, but I don't have the urge to preach it. I realize preaching is
pointless, experience is everything.
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