I have been meaning to write this blog for the longest time and I have been looking forward to it as but somehow I just never got around to actually doing it. This is very different to most of my other blogs which mostly discuss worldly success and what it means. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, at some point one has to ask himself what it all means. What does it all mean, what is the meaning of life? This question has plagued philosophers for eons and yet it still deos today. My only trouble with this question is that it assumes that what we are experiencing here is Life. If this is life then it follows that it is our reality. Is it?
Let’s have a look at what the general idea of life is for a moment. We experience ourselves as physically alive,
born to a certain pair of parents or parent ;-),
within a certain cultural group,
with a certain heritage or lack of thereof,
sometimes to a specific religion,
wealthy or dirt poor
and nowadays even to parents of a certain sexual orientation,
for all I know you could even be born in the midst of a war zone and so on and so on.
At this point, none of this is any of your choosing right? We will address that later, stay with me here.
What point am I making here? We spend the first 9 months of our lives completely taken care of, all our needs are met without struggle, at ONE with all and completely oblivious to the world around us.
As soon as we are born, some kind of separation seems to take place and we thrust out into world. The doctor gives you a little spank as if to say welcome to hell buddy, kicking, crying, we are welcomed into this world. We know that shit is about go down. As soon as we arrive, certain aspects of our lives seem to be already defined. And so life begins.
Let’s fast forward a little, from that point, all kinds of good and bad shit happens and the rest of your personality, aptitude, abilities, talents, character and whatever else gets further defined. Before you know it puberty slaps you in the face and then it’s hey buddy it’s time to stand up on your own 2 feet. Further separation seems to occur and then it’s college loans, messy relationships, sex, drugs, army drafts, each man for himself, we hit full survival mode. No matter what it may look like on the outside, everyone is struggling with something at some level. You know the rest of it, I won’t bore you with it.
No wonder one has has to stop and wonder, what is the meaning of all this? Does it even make sense? Having grown under different circumstances, situations, opportunities, some would have you believe that we here to please God and come out at the end of it fresh and clean and acceptable in his eyes. Because everyone has a choice right? Anyone with one brain cell can see the absurdity of this kind of logic. If you look at the suffering some of human kind has to endure, and all the difficulties we all face sometimes, and you cant compare problems really, what kind of an asshole would God have to be? Well he isn’t. I may have lead you to believe that I don’t believe in God, actually No, quite the opposite.
This is where “A course in Miracles” comes in, because it gives us another way of looking at the world. According to the Course, God didn’t create this world but we did. We don’t like that idea because we need someone, for goodness sake Anyone, to blame for this shit. God must have done it, well No. We did and for what appeared to be a very good reason at the time. All the while we remain at perfect oneness and completely innocent. Watch my next post for more on this. I will leave you with this quotation from the Course, one of the central ideas:
Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, possible of both accomplishment and real effects.
The idea was, I wonder just what it would be like if I left perfect oneness and went out and tried to do this on my own. We seemingly left our true life and and our true reality. To tie-up, are we experiencing real life in the world or could this be some kind of dream reality that we will one day awaken from?
Peace out, much love to you all, thanks you for reading this far. I hope you found great value and I have given you some perspective.
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