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Originally posted by rival
Most of us go about our daily lives without a thought as to what we are...or where we come from.
These questions are difficult and they have no concrete answers.
Freud asserted that we each have are three separate identities: Id, Ego, and Super-Ego.
I offer that he was wrong and that we are but simply two; Animal and Spiritual.
The animal is the host--the vehicle for the spirit. This vehicle is doomed from the beginning
to an existence of only thirty thousand days or so....the spirit existed before, and will exist
Have you ever been to the go-cart track? You stand there in line, watching, with your friends...
"I'm going to get number seven," you think, "...the one with the dented fender. It's fast."
But then one of your friends beats you to number seven and you get stuck with the raggedy number
It turns out that number four has some excellent steering, and although it is dented up, you find
that you are a better driver than your friends, and you win.
Alas, the ride is over way too soon. Just as you were getting the hang of it, the red light comes on,
and the ride is over. One of your friends decides not to go this time around and sits one out. Then
as the queue comes up you find that your group is split for this turn and only half get to ride
together. This time you get stuck with the sexiest go-cart, fresh paint, and brand new. But,
alas again...this one's engine dies on the first lap...
...and so you go back to the queue and await another turn
Why the need to invent something supernatural or spiritual etc?
reply to post by rival
So I step back and take a look from outside myself. I take a look at other entities like me, other animals and insects and plants. And it just doesn't add up. A piece of the puzzle is missing.
We...me, you...are, eternal. Your life on earth accounts for a mere split second of your eternal and infinite life...your time spent on earth is just an accident...you are just passing through...the electricity in your body lives on forever and it is thought that consciousness lies in this electricity...so, when your time is done here, you will once again be turned into light and travel as far as whatever out there goes...so, what type of energy will you contribute to this vast "electric universe"? Are you positive ...or negative. The laws of physics still apply. Positivity will enable a rebirth...
But a piece of the puzzle is not missing. When you look at other animals, insects and plants, you are seeing the answer, not just once, but trillions and trillions of times. Problem is, it's so frightening for some that they refuse to accept it. We are of this planet, and we are made up of the exact same stuff as everything else on this planet. So, what does everything show us? From bacteria to great whales, from moss to great redwood trees, the purpose for all is to be born, eat, increase in number, and die. Though the process of achieving these goals may seem gruesome (like wolves killing a moose) the purpose is so simple that it's beautiful. No other creature has ever complained that there must be something more to life. Only we humans do that. Eat, increase in number, and die. While doing this, don't forget to enjoy the hell out of it.
We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music was being played.