Once again we begin a discussion about where we go (if anywhere) when we die.
How about a discussion that begins with where we originate? Not to take this thread off-topic, but
each of us are unique and separate, and of us each possesses a consciousness that seemingly arose
at an arbitrary time and place on this little blue planet.
To answer the question of where we go, begin the discussion with the question where did we
come from? Begin the discussion by pondering how enigmatic it is that you exist as a singular
self-aware entity at this 'particular' moment in time....in this 'particular' realm of space...sequestered
in your very own 'particular' human animal.
It's a little hard to wrap your mind around that notion, but out of all the places in all of the universe's
vast history and open spaces, you are only you, at this point in time and space.
Did you simply coalesce a self-awareness as a part of some random biological process,
and if you did, why here, why now, and why a human awareness?
Why not an extra-terrestrial awareness? Given the magnitude of the universe it seems nearly impossible
that no other life exists outside of this planet. And given that many of the animals that inhabit this
planet exhibit some form of self-awareness, why wouldn't it be likely that your singular point
of awareness simply "got lucky" to be housed in a "very" sentient human form.
I think/believe this is the probable scenario....
That life, like everything else that we witness in nature, evolves. That our science is lacking in perception
to the force that begets us. That our life force is an evolving entity like all matter we can see.
Even the stars coalesce, burn brightly and die. And then their matter is reclaimed, recycled
and a new star is born from the old material. I believe our life essence (call it what you will)
acts and reacts in much the same way. That the essence of every living thing evolves in some way
and when the death of the biological material that houses the life force is recycled, in the very
same way, the life force itself is recycled. Perhaps this energy is folded back into the mix
of all the existing life force and all consciousness and self-awareness is lost, perhaps not....
But I think/believe, that the life force is not wasted, it was not created upon birth but much earlier,
and that it, and everything we see around us evolves along the same natural path.
All the billions of individuals cells that comprise the living being that is you, the entire conglomeration,
as beautifully intricate as it is, is just a machine....
...your life force is the operator
The universe wastes nothing, why would we expect it to waste knowledge and experience?
edit on 1-10-2012 by rival because: (no reason given)