The idea that you will live for all eternity in a blissful world is something various religions offer as a main reason to join a religion.
Don't get me wrong. I don't want to disappear in the near future.
But to exist for all eternity? That is an amazingly long time, clearly beyond my comprehension.
I'm not sure I want to exist that long.
When you look at spending an infinite amount of time in a finite reality, then yes, you hit a wall where when nothing new can be experienced, boredom
comes along, stagnation, even the idea of imprisonment.
In eternity, there are no ends. Without an end to things, things are infinite, so along with time, reality itself is also of infinite span and
Have you ever gotten "lost" in something? A game, or a book, or a movie, where you were not focusing and thus not aware of the passage of time,
because you were engrossed with the novelty of the game or book or movie? Do you think: "gosh, theres all this time around me, I wish it would go
"Time flies when you are having fun", right?
Of course you would not be thinking of time; you would be thinking (per se) of having fun and of the novelty you are experiencing at that moment,
which essentially has no "time limit", in that unlike this world, it does not expire like so many other things do for us, like a game reaching
completion, or a movie ending, or approaching the final chapter of that superb book.
It is only done when you choose to move on. But even if you choose to move on, its still there for you to come back to if you wish, and experience it
In essence, even this hellish physical life is eternal and unending; it will remain as it is even long after we have chosen to leave it for new
horizons. Part of the novelty of this world is the novelty of limit, even though it is still part of the eternal and infinite super reality that is
all and everything.
When it comes down to it, you are already
living in eternity.
Now if you desire the experience of nothingness, you can have it. You are limitless, and that is within your reach, as all things are.
I would think though, that if you think living forever in unending novelty and infinite dimensional and depth potential is boring, then youre in a for
a real shock when you when you see what nothingness is really like
But dont worry... you can always come back
edit on 10/18/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)