Friday, September 12, 2008

What happens when we're done here?

I've been thinking about death a lot lately. Friends on the innertubes, from childhood, and people that I love and miss ever so much come to mind to infinity when I try to rest my head at night. I'm an incurable, dye-in-the-wool insomniac, so this is just one in a long, long line of things that torment me at night when I'm desperate to close my eyes. I truly believe that we go on to another phase when we leave Earth. Something tantamount to graduate school, and then must return for more education in order to progress. At some point we get to "retire" and do what we most enjoy. Call me crazy; but stumbling upon this philosophy has made a huge difference in my life. I now feel less inclined to be fatalistic, and more able to enjoy the moment. It also makes the hope possible that I will see loved ones again
at some point, even if I don't think my seat in Heaven will be as nice as some of theirs! What do you think? I'd be interested to hear what every one's thoughts are on this one. It's quite personal, I realise; but this subject has always fascinated me.


Q said...

Dear Vikki,
I have a similiar belief. I think love is the mightiest of forces and when we choose to love we are being true to our spiritual selves. I try to choose to love every minute of every day. If unloving comes my way I love it too!
I am a gratitude lister at night. I often stay awake just so I can think of more things I am grateful for. As long as I am resting I figure the body is at least having a break from standing with a camera!
I love chatting spiritual stuff. I like the idea of having room for mistakes and always the chance to try again next time.
I like knowing my loved ones are only a thought away.
Thanks for opening the door to this discussion.
Namaste, (I see and honor the light in you)

kkryno said...

I love your philosophy of loved ones being only a thought away.
That means they are always within our "reach."