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A simple realization I recently made.............
January 11, 2007
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......there really is no rhyme or reason to this life.

That's it.

Pretty simple......but, boy the agony I put myself through for years to finally stumble upon this jewel of truth!!!!!!!

This is a truth that works for me!

In really embracing this statement, I find that I no longer suffer from guilt or regret or driving myself absolutely crazy about my past as to why this happened or didn't happen......maybe I could have prevented this or that.....this wasn't fair etc...

I guess that I have been through so much crap in my life and obsessing about everything....trying to "figure it all out" that it just occurred to me that there really is no rhyme or reason for it all.

I attended a lecture many years ago given by Edgar Mitchell - one of the first astronauts....and I remember him saying that the world will never be the same once they (NASA) was able to capture pictures of the earth from space.

This is where I get my really BIG picture of it all.

Think about it.

Can you possibly even try to wrap your brain around the thought of what really happens...the world over....in just 30 or 60 seconds?

WHOA!!!!!!!

People are born, people are dying, the sun is shining in one part while dark in the other etc.....all of the action that is taking place.....there is absolutely no way to wrap your brain around this reality (though I find it fun to try)

I know that I might be starting to ramble here....but I found it fascinating recently to watch the local forecast and how the satellite can actually zoom in and pinpoint where an actual tornando might strike - complete with street names and everything....then to know that it can keep zooming outwards - to eventually the view of our planet from space.

Multiply this by county, by state, by country, by continent....not to mention all of the incredible activity that is going on 6 miles deep in the ocean........talk about perspective!!!!

And I guess that's my whole point.

I have found a new perspective....and so far - it has been serving me very well.

I no longer feel the incredible guilt, shame or depression that has plagued me for decades now.

Just wanted to share. 🙂

January 11, 2007
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Maybe what you're seeing is that there are such an infinite number of possibilities and choices, that it's futile to obsess over one here or there?

January 11, 2007
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Yes....it's all that and more. I feel that I have really reached a profound state of acceptance.

No more struggling for answers.

January 11, 2007
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TruthB, I like what you said about there not being a rhyme or reason to this life. I never could understand why so many people think we are here for a purpose, yet we have no way of knowing what that purpose is. How do you know if you selected the proper purpose? Seems silly. I'm glad that has taken the pressure off of you. We humans tend to complicate everything. It's all about living in the present.

January 11, 2007
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Loralei,

Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you for "getting me."

Gosh, you don't know how grateful I am that someone else understands!

Peace 🙂

January 11, 2007
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TruthB,

Thank you for your thank yous. 🙂

I have always been inquisitive. Even as a child I used to question where our pastor got all his information because I never found his "explanations" in the bible. Things just need to make sense to me before I'll buy it. I guess that's why believing something on faith alone just didn't cut it with me.

Buddha said,

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

I totally agree with that quote.

If you're wondering where I'm going with this... we were both conditioned by society/religion to believe a certain way. We have both looked within and found our own answers to some of the mysteries of life. The answers are always so simple. They're never some overly complicated convoluted explanation/story that someone else dreamed up. We just need to believe in ourselves instead of what we are told to believe by others. That's why I "get you". You reached within and pulled out a truth. Now truths, I "get".

January 11, 2007
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But the funny thing is that the more I experience, the more I'm learning and growning, the more I realize that there IS rhyme and reason to this life. But instead of being like a detective trying to solve the mystery of what that rhyme & reason is, it's like I'm an artist getting to help create it. It's really gratifying for me in this way.

January 19, 2007
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turnabout,

Took me awhile to get what you said (been thinking about it for a week or so....) but now - I catch your drift!!!

I recently saw the movie "Forest Gump" again and noticed a scene I didn't pay much attention to before -and that was towards the end of the movie when he was talking above Jenny's grave - about how some people think that life has a destiny and also about how some think that there is no destiny and all of us just kind of bump off each other - and he surmises that he thinks that it's both!!

(Also reminds me of that other movie "Inherit the Wind" with Spencer Tracy....and the very last scene is when he looks at a bible and the Charles Darwin book as if trying to make a choice between the two...then clumps the 2 books together!!)

Anyway, Thanks! 🙂

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